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Liriodendron tulipifera

Tulip Tree FlowerTulip Tree 

FAMILY: MAGNOLIACEAE

About Tulip Tree at OSU's Landscape Plants site

  • Native to the U.S. east of Mississippi River.

  • Record height to 200’; many well over 100’.

  • Leaves are 4-lobed but look almost square.

  • Flowers resemble orangey-green tulips, very attractive but difficult to see because of green leaves; seed pods resemble 2”-long bristles of a paint brush.

  • Fall foliage is gold yellow.

  • Fairly common in Portland.

  • #3 was planted near the George Nicolai home in the 1890s.

 

Tree # Location Dimensions Photo and Notes
3

1403 NE Weidler St
Private, Side Yard

72' Height
65' Spread
15.5' Circ.

This tree is at the corner of NE 15th Ave and NE Weidler St, in an open patio area. It was planted near the George Nicolai home in the 1890s.
Heritage Tree 3 
11 

2390 SW Madison St
Private, Front Yard

80' Height
55' Spread
15.6' Circ.

 Heritage Tree 11
17

3104 SE Gladstone St
Private, Front Yard

80' Height
66' Spread
14.1' Circ.

 Heritage Tree 17
38

5450 SE 40th Ave
Private, Side Yard

90' Height
81' Spread
19.6' Circ.

Heritage Tree 38 
103

2404 NE Clackamas St
Right Of Way

100' Height
70' Spread
12.1' Circ.

This is the south tree in a pair of Heritage Tulip Trees at this location, they are on 24th Ave.
Heritage Trees 103-104 
104

2404 NE Clackamas St
Right Of Way

100' Height
74' Spread
14.5' Circ.

This is the north tree in a pair of Heritage Tulip Trees at this location, they are on 24th Ave.
Heritage Trees 103-104
124 

1208 SE 53rd Ave
Private, Front Yard

130' Height
84' Spread
14.3' Circ.

 Heritage Tree 124
262

4807 NE 10th Ave
Private, Front Yard 

100' Height
75' Spread
14.4' Circ.

 Heritage Tree 262
280

1602 SE 32nd Pl
Right Of Way

66' Height
47' Spread
15.9' Circ.

Heritage Tree 280