Liriodendron tulipifera

tulip-tree, yellow-poplar


wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 70-100 ft    Width: 50 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      yellow,green
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Large shade tree.
Considerations: Not particularly wind tolerant as a stand-alone specimen because of brittle wood and shallow root system.
Availability: Quality nurseries, Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: acid to neutral


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Mesic forests, 2nd bottom, upland hardwood forests.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

While its common name is tulip poplar, it is not related to poplars--it is a member of the magnolia family. Source of the name probably comes from the nature of the light-colored wood.