Liriodendron tulipifera (American tulip tree) is mainly known for their flowers. Like their cousins the magnolias, are handsome trees, with beautiful flowers and symmetrical crowns.
American tulip is a big fast growing tree suitable for large gardens. They can reach 30m (100ft) high with a spread of 15m (50ft). The green leaves turn yellow in autumn. They produce flowers in summer followed by conical brown fruits.
The pale timber called ‘yellow poplar’ is light and strong and much used in furniture making.