Also known as: Yellow Poplar
The stately native tulip poplar is a member of the magnolia family, deciduous, vigorous, broadly columnar to conical tree with saddle shape, bright green leaves, which turn yellow in autumn. The solitary, yellow-green cup shaped flowers with orange center, inconspicuous from a distance, add interest in summer, but are not produced on young plant; they are followed by cone like fruits. Excellent grown as specimen or shade tree.
Attracting wildlife: Flowers visited by hummingbirds, seed eaten by cardinal, purple finch, and squirrel, leaves host tiger and spicebush swallowtail butterfly larvae.
Remember to give it plenty of room to grow.
Yearly Foliage: Deciduous
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Light: Full Sun-Partial Shade
Mature Growth: 100 feet high – 50 feet wide
Soil: fertile, moist, slightly acid, well drained
Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees, Hummingbirds
Larval Host Plant for: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly, Spicebush butterfly
Plant Size when available: 1 gallon, 3 gallon