Liriodendron tulipifera L.

Tulip Poplar, Tuliptree

Family: Magnoliaceae

Genus: Liriodendron

Category: Tree - Deciduous

Zones: 4 to 9

Size: To 90' tall and 50' wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun


Leaves alternate to 8", short lobes. Yellow autumn color. Tulip-shaped, green-yellow blossoms in spring. Soft wood and aggressive roots. Moist, well-drained soil.


Native from Florida to New England.

Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 535 in 1753. Linnaeaus cites Catseby's Natural History Volume I Plate 48.

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