The Tulip Poplar tree, or also known as tuliptree or Liriodendron tulipifera, can reach 80 to 100 feet tall. It is a straight trunk tree, with thick bark and a massive trunk. It is a moderate to fast growing member of the Magnoliaceae family.
Tulip poplar trees smell faintly of tulips.
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Tulip poplars require full sun and a partially wet, well drained, acidic soil. Soil types should be clay, sand or loam. It is resistant to breakage and needs little pruning.
Tulip poplar can potentially get cankers, leaf spots, powdery mildew, sooty mold, and verticillium wilt. Yellowing of the leaves is caused by the hot dryness of the weather, and is not indicative of disease.
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