Tulip Poplar Tree is a large fast-growing deciduous tree with a pyramidal habit that is absent of lower branches. The rich blue-green leaves turn yellow in fall while the large cup shaded tulip-like flowers are a creamy yellow with orange center bands. Despite the size of the flowers, they may go unnoticed until the petals start to fall as they grow at the top of the tree. Following the flowers are soft brown wing-like seedpods. Best color in full sunand moist well-drained soil.
40' - 90'
30’ - 50'
USDA Hardiness Zone:
4 - 9
Season of Interest:
MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance. Water Regularly. Watch for aphids and scale, as well as wild, mold, mildew or canker. Susceptible to limb breakage in heavy ice/snow or high winds. LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, Borders,Shade Garden, Privacy Screen.
COMPANION PLANTS: Flowering Cherry, Chinese Pistachio, Cedar
IMAGE: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT, Liriodendron tulipifera (arbre) - Laeken, CC BY 3.0
IMAGE: Bruce Marlin, Liriodendron tulipifera, CC BY-SA 3.0