68 Tuliptree

Very tall, pyramidal canopy of the Tuliptree covered in late summer green foliage.Facts About Tuliptree or Yellow Poplar

Liriodendron tulipifera

Native to: Eastern United States
Crown: Broadly pyramidal
Height: 60 - 80 feet
Width: 40 feet
Growth Rate: Fast

Characteristics: Leaves are bright green, turning to golden yellow in fall. It has tulip-shaped flowers in later spring that are yellow-orange. This tree needs room and plenty of water when it is young. It is resistant to most insects.

Negative Features: No flowers for 10-12 years. Occasionally susceptible to aphids and scale that can cause honeydew drip and sooty mold problems. Surface roots can cause problems with sidewalks.

Uses: Good for all street situations where room allows on arterial, collector, and residential streets. It is a large tree, suitable for boulevards.

Comments: Tuliptree is an excellent shade tree that is tolerant of urban conditions. A columnar form, "Arnold" is also featured on the tour, tree #125.

Engraved stone sign for Tuliptree, Liriodendron tulipfera.
Graphic of a golden, frowning sun.
Graphic of planter dimension for 8 ft.