The Tulip Tree

Posted by Tammy Sons on 2nd Feb 2016

Wednesday, March 16

The tulip tree is one of tallest trees in America. People find it so striking it was chosen the state tree of Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana. It can grow to be 165 feet tall. It grows straight up, sometimes without a branch until 100 feet.


The flowers are breathtaking, not surprising considering it's a member of the magnolia family. Besides being known as the tulip tree or also tulip poplar,Liriodendron tulipifera was also known as canoewood. Native Americans prized it for its usefulness in making canoes. Truly a tree for all seasons, the tulip tree is also a major honey plant for bees. Find it as a live stake in our online tree nursery.