yellow-poplar, tulip-poplar - Magnoliaceae Liriodendron tulipifera

Foliage

yellow-poplar, tulip-poplar Foliage

Bark

yellow-poplar, tulip-poplar Bark
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Bud

yellow-poplar, tulip-poplar Bud

Twig

yellow-poplar, tulip-poplar Twig

Fruit

yellow-poplar, tulip-poplar Fruit
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Taxonomy

FamilyMagnoliaceae
GenusLiriodendron
Speciestulipifera
Common Nameyellow-poplar, tulip-poplar
iTree CodeLITU

Plant Form

FormTree: upright, pyramidal crown
Height90 feet
Spread50 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliage4-lobed with a rounded base, 3-8" wide, distinctive shapeLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barkgray and smooth or lightly textured when young; then gray/brown with closely interlacing furrows
Budterminal: green to red/brown, non-overlapping scales (valvate), looks-like duck bill,Bud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigslender or moderately stout, shiny green or red/brown for current year; then gray, distinct stipules and stipules scars
Floweryellow/green petals (6), with orange interior, ~3" tall; male and female organs on the same flower (perfect)
Fruitnarrow, conical, aggregate of samaras (cone-like), starts green then brown, 3"long
Fall Coloryellow

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min4aMin4.5SoilLow
Max9bMax6.5SprayLow

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntolerantLowNo

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States
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