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TULIP TREE
Liriodendron tulipifera

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Photo Locations: Sacramento, CA, National Arboretum - Washington, DC, Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA, UC Berkeley Arboretum - Berkeley, CA, Ukiah, CA, San Francisco, CA and Saratoga, CA

General Notes

Aphids can be very troublesome; cause honeydew drip. Blooms during May and June. Requires a moderate amount of water. Hardy to 15 degrees F.

Has fragrant Bark and Flower.

Native to Eastern United States.

A Liriodendron tulipifera in Sacramento Capital Park #20 is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 91 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 228 inches and a crown spread of 91 feet.

Family: Magnoliaceae

Additional Common Names

TULIP TREE, TULIP POPLAR, YELLOW POPLAR

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Conical or Oval Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 60 - 80 feet.

Width: 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Lobed, Light Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Green, Orange or Yellow. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown Cone of Samaras, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall Wildlife use it.

Bark Dark Gray or Light Green, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 12 and 14 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay or Loam Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Oak Root Fungus. Susceptible to Aphids and Scales, Anthracnose, Chlorosis, Fusarium, Oak Root Rot, Root Rot, Sooty Mold and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered Moderate.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Liriodendron tulipifera Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 11, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/liriodendron-tulipifera >

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