The tulip tree flower is 1.25-3.67″ in diameter and striking with three green outer septals and six inner petals which are yellow-green changing to orange at the base. The fruit is a cluster of samaras 1.5-3.5 inches long.
|Habitat||While often called a Tulip Poplar, it is in fact not a member of the Poplar family. One of the tallest and most beautiful hardwoods. It has large showy flowers and leaves. It is a favorite nesting tree for birds and humming birds attend its blossoms. Larval host of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and the Tuliptree Silkmoth.|
|Leaf Description||Leaves are four lobed and resemble the shape of a tulip blossom. They are waxy and smooth and turn bright gold in autumn.|
|Soil Type||All Types|
|Light Source||All Types|