Liriodendron tulipifera

With its unusually straight trunk, tuliptree logs were hollowed out by Native Americans for use as canoes. Its beautiful flowers, furrowed bark, and tulip-shaped leaves make it a beautiful shade tree.

Size and Light Requirements

Tuliptrees do best in full sun, where they can grow to approximately 50 feet in height in 30 years.

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All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, DC.

Photo Credits

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