Yellow Poplar

Liriodendron tulipifera

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  • Yellow Poplar | Yellow Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) bloom. Photo: Wendy Cutler
  • Yellow Poplar | Yellow Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) bloom. Photo: Wendy Cutler
  • Yellow Poplar | Yellow Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) bloom. Photo: Wendy Cutler
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Basic Information

Other names

Tulip Tree, Tulip Poplar

Order

Magnoliales

Family

Magnoliaceae

Size

70 - 150 ft

Leaf Color

Green, Yellow Fall Folliage

Leaf Arrangement

Alternate

Leaf Complexity

Simple

Leaf Shape

Tulip

Blooming Season

Spring

Bloom Color

Yellow, Green, Brown

Attracts

Wildlife

Yellow Poplar Habitat

Yellow Poplars (Liriodendron tulipifera) are often seen along trails in the eastern U.S. near streambeds or in forests with rich moist soil.

Yellow Poplar Facts

Yellow Poplars (Liriodendron tulipifera) or as it is also known Tulip Poplar is actually not a poplar, but a member of the magnolia family. This tree is easily distinguished in the fall when its leaves turn a brilliant yellow. Yellow Poplars are one of the tallest hardwoods in the eastern forests; it is not uncommon for it to soar above 190 ft. The tree is very drought intolerant and will shed its leaves as a defense mechanism if prolonged drought hits. It is fast growing, but needs moist, deep and lose soil for it’s roots to expand rapidly.

Yellow Poplar Distribution



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