Campus Tree Walk | Tulip Poplar

Tulip Poplar | Liriodendron tulipifera

Pronunciation: leer-ee-oh-DEN-drawn too-lih-PIFF-er-uh
Scientific Name: Liriodendron tulipifera
Common Names: tuliptree, tulip poplar, yellow poplar
Family: Magnoliaceae
Origin: native to the eastern United States
Height: 80 to 100 feet  |  Spread: 30 to 50 feet

Description: Not a true poplar, a family which contains species such as the famous Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides), as well as willows and cottonwood trees; The Tulip Poplar is most closely related to the Magnolia family, characterized by large flowering trees, which can be seen both in the Southern Magnolia and the Tulip Poplar. as well as producing beautiful flowers, the Tulip Poplar is also known to produce massive amounts of cotton-like pollen in the spring, and when in larger strands containing multiple trees, resembles snow when it falls.