Tuliptree

Liriodendron tulipifera

This species is one of the tallest hardwood species native to eastern North America. The pale green to yellow flowers produce large quantities of nectar and have a conspicuous orange band at the base to attract bees. As a major honey plant in the eastern United States, its nectar yields a strong, dark red honey. It is also known as Yellow Poplar, Whitewood or Tulip Poplar.
Habitat:
Moderately moist, well-drained soils.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree growing to 60 m tall with straight trunk.
Bloom Time:
Mid to late spring.
Longevity:
Moderate.
Presence in US:
AL AR CT DC DE FL GA IA IL IN KY LA MA MD MI MO MS NC NJ NY OH PA RI SC TN TX VA VT WV
Presence in Canada:
ON