Tulip Poplar, Whitewood
Long-lived polycarpic perennial
Native to the Finger Lakes Region, MA to WI, South to FL and Ms
Source of plant
William J. Hamilton, Princeton Nurseries, Wayside Gardens, Edgewood Nursery, Forrest Keeling Nursery, Glenn Bucien, Bill Schneider, Ruth Nix
Plants 70' to 90' in height, 35' to 50' in width; can attain 150' in height. Somewhat pyramidal habit inyouth, maturing to oval-rounded with several large sinuous branches constituting the framework; in thewild often free of branches for 70% to 80% of its height with only a narrow ovoid canopy at the upperreaches. Fall color golden yellow or yellow. Flowers perfect with 6 greenish-yellow petals in 2 rows, 3sepals, interior of the corolla an orangish color, solitary, borne in May to early June, often high in thetree.
USDA Hardiness Zone