Southeastern coastal plain varieties of Liriodendron tulipifera

fayremead(8 BC (Sunset 4))November 14, 2004

A southeastern coastal plain race of Tuliptree was first identified in 1967. Unlike regular Tuliptrees with their , the foliage of southeastern populations have rounded lobes similar to the Roodhaan cultivar. They often grow in acidic swampy forests of Red Maple, Black Tupelo, and Pond Pine. In the Carolinas, these trees bloom well after the spring equinox, at the same time as their upland 'cousins.'

East-central Florida is home to another which blooms much earlier in the year, sometimes in February or even January. It is semi-evergreen -- the old leaves turn yellow in November or December, but often stay on until the new leaves appear. There is evidence that the southernmost native populations are genetically distinct from all other Tuliptree varieties, and are not as acid-loving as the Carolina coastal plain specimens. Click below for additional information.


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fayremead(8 BC (Sunset 4))

The link that didn't get through was for the Floridata article "The Tulip Poplar in Central Florida."


    Bookmark   November 14, 2004 at 3:37AM
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