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White Oak vs Tulip Poplar

Quercus alba

Liriodendron tulipifera

White Oak
Tulip Poplar

White Oak is large, long-lived tree with an irregular trunk divided into spreading, often horizontal, stout branches. A highly adaptable tree, White Oak features green acorns and beautiful green leaves that turn red-purple in the fall.

With a huge growth in bourbon and scotch over the past few decades there is an emerging shortage of white oak that is the primary tree used for cask barrels and aging.

Tulip Poplar is the perfect shade tree for wide open spaces. It has a shallow and extensive root system, so ensure you give it space to grow. The attractive and showy, yellow-orange, tulip shaped flowers are where this tree gets its name.

Tulip Poplar is somewhat rare in Canada but highly sought after as it is difficult to grow. Does best in a moist, well-drained soil.

WHITE OAK QUICK FACTS

TULIP POPLAR QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 4a
Zone: 4a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Nuts: acorns
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low