EMERALD CITY TULIP TREE
This cultivar of the native tulip tree has a straight, upright form with a dominant central leader. Foliage is slighty glossy green and clear yellow in fall. Showy flowers appear at branch tips on older trees. Tulip trees are a food source for the tiger swallowtail butterfly. This tree will tolerate drought and wet soils, but will thrive in moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soils. Can be sensitive to air pollution, so this would not make a good city tree.