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Tulip Tree

Liriodendron tulipifera • Tulip-Magnolia, Tulip-Poplar

Native

The tulip tree is a fast growing, large tree typically reaching heights up to 35 meters tall. It grows only in a few parts of Ontario; on the south shore of Lake Huron, the north shore of Lake Erie, and in the Niagara Peninsula. The wood is used in furniture, construction and pulp and paper. It is found in deep, rich moist but well-drained soils. The nectar, seeds and young leaves are an important food sources for many small wildlife.

Leaf

Bright green above and paler underneath. Large leaves with squared, notched tips, with 2-3 lobes.

Fruit/Seed

Dry, green to yellow nutlets (samaras). 3-5 cm long. Hang in cone-like clusters.

Bark

Mature bark ash-grey to brown with rounded ridges.

Flower

Tulip-shaped greenish-yellow with orange bases and showy, 4-5 cm wide. Single at branch tips. Flower in May-June.

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