Latin: Liriodendron tulipifera
Other common names: Tulip Tree, canoewood, saddle-leaf tree, yellow-poplar, poplar, tulip-poplar, white poplar, whitewood
Mature Height: Fast growing 80-120 ft Spreads 35-50 ft Perfect for large yards
Soil/Climate: Zones 4-9, Native to eastern U.S. Tulip tree prefers a deep, moist, fertile soil slightly acidic soil is best, but not required. avoid very dry, hot sites, sun or partial shade.
Notes: Tuliptree has bright green leaves that resemble tulip flowers. Can be very showy in the fall with golden yellow to clear yellow foliage. Good lawn, shade tree. It needs ample space due to its very large size. The wood is easy to work and commonly used for cabinet and furniture framing.
Wildlife: In fall and winter, young tuliptrees are browsed by whitetail deer and rabbits. The greenish yellow flowers provide nectar for ruby-throated hummingbirds. Tuliptree seeds, maturing in summer and persisting into winter, provide food for both birds and mammals, including finches, cardinals, quail, mice, red squirrels, gray squirrels, and rabbits.
Cold Stream Farm supplies Tuliptree trees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.
Additional information on Liriodendron tulipifera can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database.