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Discussion in 'Botany Photo of the Day Submissions' started by arnaut, May 27, 2007.
I bought one yesterday at my local nursery - couldn't resist, something I hadn't heard of before. Beautiful photo, thanks.
Bear in mind that it is a large tree that will need plenty of space!
I realise how huge they can grow - I did my research after I bought it (at $14.00, couldn't resist)!! Good job we have acreage.
"Above all it is characterized by its towering growth and unique leaves. The tallest currently known is 178' (one was 198' in 1930), and trunks have been noted 38' around! It stands for "fame" in the Language of Flowers and its flowers mean "rural happiness." Indiana and Tennessee (formerly Kentucky too) made it their State Tree. The wood is valued for many purposes.
It thrives in Seattle, is common here, and we have great examples."
--A.L. Jacobson, Trees of Seattle - Second Edition
"Tuliptree is also known as Yellow Poplar, or Tulip Poplar. This tree is the tallest hardwood species found in the Eastern United States. The tallest specimen known at the present time is found in the Baxter Creek area of GSMNP, North Carolina at 177.4 feet tall, and 11 feet in circumference (cbh)."
Autumn leaves are totaly stunning never mind the flowers :) Looks beautiful when planted as a solo tree. One huge golden candle
IT is T1988
Location: Arboretum Trompenburg, Rotterdam