Art Trail, East Terrace, Orchard Trail, Tulip Tree Trail
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.
Host plant to the Promethea Moth and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Seeds are eaten by quail and songbirds. Honeybees and hummingbirds do visit the flowers.
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.