Offering Tulip tree seeds ornamental with pictures

Pretty tree large tulip like flowers in the magoliacea Family Native to USA huge trees

Seed pods look like pine cones a little random photo


Very pretty!

Tulip Poplar. One of two ‘state trees’ of Kentucky.

And Tennessee as well… Tulip Poplar and Eastern Red Cedar… Cedar, really?

Indiana’s state tree as well.
For a time, Kentucky Coffeetree, Gymnocladus dioicus, was the KY State Tree, but then it was relegated to State Heritage Tree.
Was invited to speak to my son’s third grade class about trees, 20 years ago…big pull-down Scholastic map of KY at front of the classroom had pictures of state flower, fish, etc., including ‘tulip tree’, with a picture of Magnolia x soulangeana. Fail.

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Beautiful trees that grow relatively fast. I have one that is about 15 years old that is about 60 feet tall and about 10" dbh. I transplanted it, as a 6’ tall tree, from my grand fathers home before he passed.
Pollenators love these trees. Great honey producer!

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We had one on property line corner when I was a kid. It was about 100 to 125 feet from the house.
Mom worried it would fall on the house in a windstorm.
I measured the tree by the triangulation method to be 120 feet tall in the late 1960’s…and so far as I know it is still standing. Haven’t been there in 20 years, but I suppose it could be found on Google Earth.

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I planted one of these in my parents yard when I was in 4th grade and it is still there. It is the first plant I probably took care of and since it lived it gave me a love to grow things. We received them for Arbor Day from the forestry department at school. Love that tree!

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Looks like the roots can be used for a Lemon like tea drink on pfaf.
I will have to see can also be used as wood, and a Yellow dye as well

Liriodendron tulipifera

I quote
A condiment
The root is used as a lemon-like flavouring in spruce beer, where it also serves to correct the bitterness of the beer[2]. The bark of the root and branches have a pleasant rather pungent scent[11].

The intensely acrid bitter inner bark, especially of the roots, is used domestically as a diuretic, tonic and stimulant[82, 213]. The raw green bark is also chewed as an aphrodisiac[222, 257]. The bark contains ‘tulipiferine’, which is said to exert powerful effects on the heart and nervous system[46, 61, 213]. A tea is used in the treatment of indigestion, dysentery, rheumatism, coughs, fevers etc[222, 257]. Externally, the tea is used as a wash and a poultice on wounds and boils[257]. The root bark and the seeds have both been used to expel worms from the body[213, 257].

This tree is block away down the alley in Aurora A Population 200,000 ,
but is spread out.
I used to walk a mile to My best Friends house Since first Grade,
and look at the flowers of this tree , but I also like the shape of it’s leaves
Bold, Squarish, but also Feminine curved around the tips of the leaves to a point …
I have grown out a number of seeds they seem pretty easy 100’s sprouting ,
but never saw them aggressive spreaders where the tree is
(invasive they are native ), but I cannot say for every where…

If not on the property
May be a nice place where a Young Child,
and you could bond with growing in a forest park as they grow up of age together
I have almost mistaken this in parks for Sassafras actually have before , and dug up.

will report back if I can make some tea from a young tree
(but not of the old tree , since it is behind a fence close to the alley )

I also do enjoy Gingko , and love that tea good for the brain , male health
and helps with blood flow make a gallon of it in a 3 gallon stock pot , have some seeedlings, and plan to get more seeds this fall (female fruit does smell of butric acid or vomit though, but not male tree’s , the nuts however can be eaten, but too many can be reduce Vitamin b in you body …

I have a unknown tree you see, but I may keep it’s name a secret
a secret because do not want the Nurseries to steal , my discoveries ,
it is however used as a Juniper like flavor in it’s berries ,(I would believe)
and has a numbing effect. it is native as well (web sites say it has no flavor.)

I’ve not had any poplar honey in a long time. Many folks want very light/clear honey which to my taste is “harsh”. Darker colored poplar honey is much better IMO…


Not many kinds of honey I don’t like…but dandelion, peach, redbud, creeping charlie do come to mind!

I remember getting some dandelion honey at a farmers market years ago. It smelled like dirty socks, but I loved it. Chestnut honey is one I don’t like. I’m not really a fan of the very expensive New Zealand manuka honey either. I really love another of New Zealand’s unique (I believe, but I could be wrong) honey plants, pohutukawa, which is also a fabulous ornamental tree, not just in bloom, but also in form as a large, wind-swept tree that grows along New Zealand’s coast. Has anyone ever seen pohutukawas planted as an ornamental in California?

And speaking of chestnuts (although European chestnut is the honey I was referring to and I don’t know if American chestnut was even a honey plant) and tulip-poplar, here’s a trendy use for tulip-poplar, especially in the mountains near me:

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Yeah have seen that on a few homes. Poplar bark peels very easily and is popular as a siding.