Tulip Tree Characteristics
Tulip Trees are are large ornamental trees with highly attractive tulip-like flowers. The yellow flowers are cup shaped with an orange band at the base. Flowers can be hard to see from far away as the leaves have already sprouted by the time the flowers bloom. The trunk can grow up to 6' wide and rarely sprouts low branches. The flowers give way to brown, scaly fruits that carry seeds.
Tulip Trees are quiet resistant to most serious diseases or insect infestations. Some pests include alphids and scale. Mold and mildew are possible. These trees are fast growing and can result in weak wood. This makes Tulip Trees vulnerable to breakage from strong winds and heavy snow or ice.