Medicinal Trees: Tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera), Tulip Poplar


  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,502 admin

    I was just gob-smacked the first time I saw one of these trees. Tulips on a tree! Amazing.

    I had assumed something so exotic looking would be restricted to the higher climate zones in the southwest coastal section of my province but when I looked them up just now it says zone 3a. However, I don't think I have the right conditions. It says they need a consistently moist soil and protection from the wind. I couldn't provide those conditions in my immediate area.

    I didn't know about any of the medicinal properties till I read your book. Wish I could grow it here.

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,353 admin

    It may be my favorite of our native trees - so very pretty, big maple like leaves and the wood is good for carving.