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Liriodendron tulipifera

Liriodendron tulipifera is also known as American Tulip Tree, Tulip Tree, Canary Whitewood, Yellow Poplar, Whitewood, Canoewood, North American Whitewood, Lyre Tree, Saddle Tree, Tulip Wood, Tulip Poplar, or Western Poplar. It is part of the Magnoliaceae family of plants. It is native to Eastern North America. Liriodendron tulipifera is the state tree of Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Liriodendron tulipifera
Liriodendron tulipifera at Kew Gardens, London, UK

Liriodendron tulipifera is a large deciduous tree. It can grow up to 50m 160ft. The trunk can be as wide as 1 or 2m. It is used as a timber tree as it is fast-growing but with a strong wood.

Liriodendron tulipifera
Liriodendron tulipifera

Liriodendron tulipifera flowers in spring usually in April. The flowers slightly resemble the shape of a tulip they are green and yellow with an orange band. It produces a lot of nectar. It has dark red buds in late winter until a full leaf is grown. The foliage is simple and pinnately veined, heart-shaped with four lobes. They change to a bright yellow color in autumn. It also produces brown-colored cone-shaped fruit in autumn.

Liriodendron tulipifera
Liriodendron tulipifera

Plant Liriodendron tulipifera in lime-free soil in the sun or partial shade. Propagate by seed or grafting. It is easy to grow as it is pest-free and disease-free.

Liriodendron-tulipifera
Liriodendron tulipifera fruit
Liriodendron tulipifera
Liriodendron tulipifera leaves turn bright yellow in autumn

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