Tuliptree, Tulip Poplar

Tulip Tree
Common Name:
Tuliptree, Tulip Poplar
Botanical Name:
Liriodendron tulipifera
Bloom Time:
June, May
Bloom Description:
Greenish-yellow with an orange interior
Trail/Garden Location:
Art Trail, East Terrace, Orchard Trail, Tulip Tree Trail
Garden Uses:
This large tree should be given lots of room in your garden. This is a great candidate for a shade tree or can even be used as a large specimen tree. We have used this in our garden to help naturalize areas, as the seeds can sprout easily. It is perhaps most outstanding in large groupings.
Wildlife Benefits:
Host plant to the Promethea Moth and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Seeds are eaten by quail and songbirds. Honeybees and hummingbirds do visit the flowers.
Leaf Type:
The large, green leaves reach a diameter of 4-10" and give the appearance of a tulip blossom silhouette. The fall adds another interest, as the colors change from green to golden yellow in the fall.