A large tree of wood and parks. Grows over 100′ tall; produces a large quantity of nectar.
Honey is dark, and very popular. Flowers are cup-shaped, 2-3” across, greenish with orange.
Flowers sepals produce nectar, as well as the flower. Later in the season bees often collect
honeydew produced by aphids feeding on the leaves. Tulip-shaped leaf.
Flower Color: Greenish-yellow with orange inside.
Growth Habit: Tree
Light Needs: Sun or shade
Flowering Season: Spring
Landscape Value: Parks, open areas
Naturalizing Value: 5 of 5
Pollen Value: 3 of 5
Nectar Value: 5 of 5
Water Requirements: Medium