Named for its yellow heartwood and attractive flowers, the Tulip Poplar is one of the fastest and tallest growing of North American native trees reaching 90 to 120 feet tall and 30 to 60 feet wide at maturity with a pyramidal form. In late spring, abundant cup-shaped flowers resembling tulips appear. The fragrant flowers have 6 chartreuse to yellow petals in 2 rows with a reddish orange band at the base and an orange center on the inside. The lush foliage consists of large, 4-lobed, bright green leaves that measure up to 8 inches across and 6 inches long. With the arrival of cooler temperatures in fall the leaves turn to bright yellow and golden shades. The bark is smooth on young trees but with age develops deep furrows. Very easy to grow and low-maintenance, if you're looking to have a large tree fast, the Tulip Poplar is a fine selection that can live 400 years or more in age. Get all the details below!