Liriodendron tulipifera

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  1. arnaut

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    Liriodendron tulipifera
     

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    I bought one yesterday at my local nursery - couldn't resist, something I hadn't heard of before. Beautiful photo, thanks.

    Yvonne
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Bear in mind that it is a large tree that will need plenty of space!
     
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    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.

    Yvonne
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    "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)."

    http://www.nativetreesociety.org/species/tuliptree.htm
     
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