Estimated Height at Pickup: 5-6’, 3 gal
A.k.a. yellow poplar. Indiana's state tree for a reason, tulip trees are adaptable, fairly fast growing, and can reach impressive sizes! Flowers are large and fairly showy, but trees grow so tall that fallen petals are noticed more often than whole flowers. Hosts some flashy Lepidoptera, such as the tiger swallowtail butterfly and promethea moth.
Pollination: Likely 2+ individuals needed.
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic
Soil Type: Adaptable
Bloom Color: Green, Yellow, Orange
Bloom Time: May-Jun
Fruit: Winged seeds are arranged in a cone shape.
Fall Color: Yellow
Root Type: Taproot
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract flies, bees, and hummingbirds. Hosts the tiger swallowtail butterfly, moths such as the promethea and tulip tree beauty, and some smaller insects. Seeds are eaten by some songbirds including cardinals, gold finches, and chickadees. Commonly browsed by mammals.
Notes: Taproot is not robust. Trees get BIG relatively quickly, so are best not planted near buildings or pavement.