Host plant for the Tiger Swallowtail butterfly.
A fast growing, large native hardwood tree. The tallest eastern hardwood tree in America. Has an attractive late spring flower that looks similar to a tulip bloom. An adaptable tree. Can be grown in a container for a few years, but will need to be planted in the ground eventually.
- Full sun or partial shade (more sun the better)
- large space for it to grow
- Water the first year (when the soil is dry) to help the roots establish
- Stake or fence the tree to prevent lawn mower damage.
Tree sapling is 1-3 feet tall in a 2 gallon pot.