Tulip Poplar

Liriodendron tulipifera
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An immensely popular tree, the Tulip Poplar, is a fast grower and brilliant yellow show-er! Widely used as a street, shade, or ornamental tree, the Tulip Poplar is hard to beat.

This tree is desired for many reasons. One of the main reasons is the tulip-like flowers that arrive in spring. These stunning flowers are a lovely yellow-green with warm hints of orange at the base. If you love yellow this is the tree for you. In fall the unique, green leaves transition into a vibrant yellow. In addition to the peppy color show, this tree grows at rapid rate of about 3-5 feet per year.

The Tulip Poplar can grow to a height of 70 feet and width of 30-40 feet. So be sure to give it plenty of space. This tree is resistant to pests and disease and extremely low maintenance! This tree performs best in full sun and slightly acidic soils that are moist, but well-drained and loose-textured.

An added Bonus! The flowers of this tree have a fragrance that attracts many types of birds including hummingbirds. Squirrels enjoy nibbling the fruits. And all types of wildlife love to call this tree home!

Get this classic, proven tree today and add life to your yard!

growing zone 4-9
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Acidic, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 40-60 Feet
Mature Width 30-40 Feet
Fall Color Yellow
Bloom Color Yellow

How to Care

When planting your Tulip Poplar tree be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive. Spring and fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid extreme temperatures you can plant your tree almost any time of the year.

Tulip Poplars thrive in full sun and are adaptable to almost any well-drained soil. This poplar is able to tolerate wet soil, but is also drought tolerant. Water deeply 2-3 times weekly with a hose for the first 3 months after planting. This helps the tree's roots establish properly and grow downward rather than staying shallow in search of water. You want to continue to keep the ground moist, especially for the first year in order to get the fastest growth. Try using a Treegator and/or adding 2 inches of mulch to your young tree to reduce hand watering needs. Water your mature tree in dry periods for best growth. Fertilize in early spring with our slow release fertilizer. Poplars don't generally require pruning, but, if needed, prune when they are dormant in winter or early spring to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches, or to maintain shape. 

Prevent disease and pests is by providing the best care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success.

For additional options, be sure to browse our Shade Trees collection.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Acidic, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 40-60 Feet
Mature Width 30-40 Feet
Fall Color Yellow
Bloom Color Yellow

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cliff C.
United States United States
Looks good

They can packed great. They look healthy with a lot of leaves. Hopefully they grow nice straight and fast.

Pamela M.
United States United States
So far, so good

Tree was sent in good condition. Came with clear, detailed planting instructions. Just put it in the ground yesterday. Hope all goes well.!! (Have picked out another tree to order in the spring.☺)

Lisandra C.
United States United States

Super fast shipping. The tree was in perfect condition when received. Planted it next day and it is going strong

PlantingTree™ Online Garden Center Tulip Poplar Review
United States United States
Can’t wait to see it bloom flowers.

Love it. The tree came well packaged and on time. I planted it a few hours after it was delivered. The soil was moist and the tree was in good condition.

Larry H.
United States United States
So far so good!

Great. Prompt quick shipping. Arriveed undamaged.