Liriodendron tulipifera

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

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Tulip-tree, Yellow-poplar


Plant Specifics

Size:70-100 ft tall by 50 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow,green
Phenology:Deciduous. Blooms mid- to late spring. Fruits ripen in late spring. Yellow fall color. Life span 200+ years.
Habitats:Mesic forests, 2nd bottom, upland hardwood forests.


Recommended Uses:Large shade tree.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand



Provides cover for birds and mammals.

Said to attract hummingbirds.

Larval host for eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Attracts bees.