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Tulip tree actually is not a poplar, but a member of the magnolia family. The leaves are
tulip-shaped, alternate, and simple.The leaf is smooth on both surfaces,dark green and
lustrous above,pale and often with a slight whitish bloom beneath. Twigs are moderately
stout,olive-brown,to reddish brown,very smooth and usually lustrous;the large terminal
bud has two large duck-bill shaped scales.
Tulip poplar produces tulip-shaped, light greenish-yellow flowers from April to June.
The bark on younger trunks and branches is quite smooth, light ashy-gray with very
shallow, longitudinal, whitish furrows.With age the bark becomes very thick,having deep
interlacing furrows and rather narrow rounded ridges.
Tulip poplar makes a desirable street, shade, or ornamental tree but the large size it
attains makes it unsuited for many sites. Its good points for aesthetic use are: (1) rapid
growth (2) pyramidal form (3) resistance to insect and disease damage (4) unusual leaves
and attractive flowers, and (5) yellow autumnal color.
This species has some wildlife value. The fruits provide food for squirrels in the late fall
and winter months, and the white-tailed deer often browse on the seeds.
4 to 5 feet 1 tree @ $76.95
buy 2 or more @ $54.00 ea.
6 to 7 feet 1 tree @ $82.95
buy 2 or more @ $54.50 ea.
A great tree for all seasons and one of our best
|Fast-Growing Shade Tree with a True "WOW" Factor.
T“WOW!” People will pull up to your yard and gawk. This
beautiful shade tree is covered in spring with flowers that look
for all the world like large tulips growing from the branches.
The ‘tulips’– in shades of yellow, green and orange – are so
beautiful that museums and botanical gardens around the
country have Tulip Tree walks, where paths are lines with
these remarkable bloomers.
Lirodendron tulipifera or tulip tree a fast growing large shade
tree that can reach 15 to 20 feet over a 6 to 8 year period.As
a specimen tree on a large property it has great beauty and in
fall can be spectacular.Hummingbirds are drawn to the nectar
in tulip trees' flowers, while bobwhites, rabbits, squirrels and
other animals feed on the seed.