Height – can reach well over 100 feet with a diameter of over 7 feet.
Fall color is a yellow to golden leaf.
It has beautiful greenish yellow tulip-shaped flowers with bright orange areas around the base.
Photo credit to University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Simple, alternate resembling a tulip 4 to 6 inches long
Photo credit to University of Kentucky
Deeply furrowed, ridged, brown rather thick bark
Photo credit to NC State University
Native to Eastern Arkansas
Aphids often infest the trees during the summer, producing a black sooty mold on the leaves and a sappy mess on anything beneath the tree.
Comparisons to similar trees
Ornamental but are fast growing, with somewhat weak wooded, so don’t plant them too near the house.
Local Location / History:
Located at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts on Whittington Avenue
On March 21, 1994, the Hot Springs Parks and Recreation Department planted this tulip poplar tree in recognition of Arbor Day on the lawn in front of Arkansas School for Mathematics, Science and the Arts Administration Building. The tree is a descendant of a tulip poplar planted in 1785 by George Washington himself at Mount Vernon, Washington’s estate in Virginia.