Tuliptree/Yellow-poplar - Liriodendron tulipifera

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Tuliptree leaf.

Tuliptree is a tall tree with a very distinctive leaf shape. Other common names for this tree include Tulip Poplar and Yellow Poplar. In the spring it has beautiful, yellow tulip like flowers on it. It is a fast growing tree that can reach 15 to 20 feet in 6-8 years. It is also native to much of the eastern US.


Tuliptree is a Host Plant for Tiger Swallowtails

Tiger Swallowtails use Tuliptrees as one of their favorite host plants, but they use many others too, mostly in the Magnolia family such as Sweet Bay Magnolias, and also Hop Trees.


Where to buy a Tuliptree

You can buy Tuliptreees online from Nature Hills Nursery. Read more information at the Nature Hills Nursery site to either order, read more detailed information about Tuliptrees or see more detailed pricing information. Or order by calling 1-888-864-7663 using the Source ID: 86642! You can also sign up to have a seed and plant catalog from Nature Hills Nursery mailed to your home to order from also.


The Magnolia/Magnoliaceae Family

The Magnolia/Magnoliaceae Family has about 200 species of trees and shrubs. Eleven trees are native to N. America.


Additional Pictures

Tuliptree from a distance.




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