Tuliptree, Tulip Poplar, Tulip Magnolia, Yellow Poplar
Commonly found from Massachusetts to Florida east to Mississippi.
Tall tree with a very straight trunk, and rounded canopy.
Moist rich woods and full sun. This is a large climax species so it often needs space to grow to full size.
Grows well in forests and large areas, often grows around forested parking lots and large residential areas. Very attractive to squirrels
Very identifiable leaves. Alternate, simples, truncate apex, with short-acuminate lobes on each side, three lobes. Looks like a tulip top. Yellow fall color.
Valvate, somewhat like a matchstick. Covered in bloom.
Gray-brown, slightly furrowed, flattened ridges.
greenish-yellow with orange center
Aggregation of samaras that shatter in the fall. Flowers are in the spring and are greenish yellow with six petals; perfect.:
Cuttings, July collected, made with basal cut .5 inch below nodes, may root 52%.
'Ardis' - Compact-growing, smaller-leaf form.
'Aureomarginatum' - Leaves margined with yellow or greenish yellow.
'Compactum' - Dwarf form, leaves about .5 the size of the species.