1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006

tulip tree

Liriodendron tulipifera

Tulip trees are fast growers, often measuring growth of more than 2′ per year. Tulip-shaped flowers with greenish-yellow petals and a splash of orange in May and June make a striking show, followed by vibrant yellow foliage in the fall. This native tree provides food in many forms for many animals, most notably the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly.