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Yellow Poplar (Tulip Tree)

Liriodendron tulipifera

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.258 W94 53.135

Trail Number:
C16

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Description

Family:
Magnoliaceae

Foliage:
n/a

Native Locale:
Massachusetts to Wisconsin, south to Florida and Mississippi

Mature Height:
70 to 90 feet

Mature Width:
35 to 50 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 4 to 9

Soil Preference:
Prefers deep, moist, well- drained loam; pH adaptable although prefers a slightly acid soil

Growth Habit:
Open- grown situations somewhat pyramidal in youth maturing to oval- rounded with several large sinuous branches constituting the framework; in the wild often free of branches for 70 to 80% of its height with only a narrow conical ovoid canopy at the upper reaches

Rate of Growth:
Fast, 15 to 20' over a 6 to 8 year period

Disease and Insect:
Cankers, leaf spot, powdery mildew, root and stem rot, Verticillium wilt, leaf yellowing (physiological disorder), aphid, scale, and tuliptree spot gall

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:
n/a

Photos

Leaf - Yellow PoplarSummer - Yellow PoplarSummer '08 - Yellow PoplarSummer '08 Fruit - Yellow PoplarSummer '08 Leaf - Yellow Poplar