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Color/Appearance: Heartwood is light cream to yellowish brown, with occasional streaks of gray or green. Sapwood is pale yellow to white, not always clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Can also be seen in mineral stained colors ranging from dark purple to red, green, or yellow, sometimes referred to as Rainbow Poplar. Colors tend to darken upon exposure to light.

Grain/Texture: Poplar typically has a straight, uniform grain, with a medium texture. Low natural luster.


  • Common Name(s): Poplar, Tulip Poplar, Yellow Poplar

    Scientific Name: Liriodendron tulipifera

    Distribution: Eastern United States

    Tree Size: 130-160 ft (40-50 m) tall, 6-8 ft (1.8-2.5 m) trunk diameter

    Average Dried Weight: 29 lbs/ft3 (455 kg/m3)

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