How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Tulip tree (Yellow poplar)—Liriodendron tulipifera
Family Magnoliaceae (Magnolia family)

Plant identification

Tulip tree is a straight, columnar, trunked deciduous tree with spreading pyramidal branches. It makes a lovely large shade, lawn, or screen tree. It has a moderate growth rate and grows to 60 to 80 feet tall. During the late spring, 2-inch yellowish tulip-shaped flowers compliment the tulip-shaped leaves. In the fall, leaves turn a brilliant yellow color.

Optimum conditions for growth

Tulip tree is native to the eastern United States. It is widely adapted to most areas, except for desert regions, and does best in well-drained, acidic or organic-rich soil. Trees do best in full sun. Provide adequate irrigation in areas with summer drought.

Tulip tree
Tulip tree

Pests and disorders of Liriodendron tulipifera

Invertebrates

Diseases

Environmental disorders

Weeds

Vertebrates


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