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Tulip Poplar - 'Liriodendron tulipifera'

The Tulip Poplar or Yellow Poplar is a magnificent tree that has beautiful bright green leaves that turn a lovely butter yellow in the fall. In the late spring and late summer, the Tulip Poplar produced a stunning spectacle of lovely tulip like flowers that are greenish yellow outside and orange inside. Rediscovered during the seventeenth century, Tulip Poplars are native to the Eastern United States. By 1688, it was a favorite tree of the European royals who were inadvertantly responsible for its re-emergence to the European landscape following the sencond ice age. It a very tough deciduous trees and is considered the finest and largest of the summer flowering trees. It is grown from Nova Scotia to Florida. They make excellent reforestation and timber trees and are known to live for centuries under the right conditions. With this in mind, Tulip Poplars make perfect candidates for reforestation programs such as the USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and programs sponsored by the EPA.

Common Name: Common Bald Cypress
Type: Deciduous Conifer
Family: Taxodiaceae
Leaves: Leaves are spirally arranged on the branchlets, 2-ranked on the deciduous shoots. Leaves are bright yellow-green in spring; it darkens in summer to a soft sage green; in autumn it becomes a russet, soft brown to a mellow orangish brown
Stem: Of two kinds: later branchlets green, deciduous; young branchlets green, becoming brown the first winter.
Size: 50 to 70' high by 20 to 30' wide, can grow to 100'or more.
Hardiness: Zone 4 to 9. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.
Habit: A lofty, deciduous conifer of slender, pyramidal habit, almost columnar in youth, with a stout straight trunk buttressed at the base and short, horizontal branches, ascending at the ends, th lateral branchlets pendulous; sometimes becoming irregular, flat-topped and picturesque in old age.
Rate: Medium, 50 to 70' high in 30 to 50 years.
Flowers: Monoecious, staminate in drooping, 4 to 5" long panicles; March-April; pistillate cones are subglobose, comprising several spirally arranged peltate scales, each bearing 2 erect, basal ovules.
Diseases & Insects: Twig blight, wood decay, cypress moth, spider mites, and a gall forming mite.
Landscape Value: A stately tree, a decided accent of texture and form; in parks or large estates it makes a distinctive specimen; very good for wet areas; possiibly a worthwhile highway plant or state tree; have seen used in groupings and groves around lakes and the effect is spectacular; interestingly the knees form in the shallow water at lake's edge and seldom on the other side. The tree is exceptionally wind-firm.
Soil Preference: Very adaptable tree from wet to dry to well-drained soils. Makes its best growth on deep, fine, sandy loams with plenty of moisture in the surface layers and moderately good drainage. In the wild, it occurs primarily in permanent swamps. Soils should be acidic for chlorosis will occur on high pH soils
Care: Make sure they have a minimum of 8 hours of sunlight a day. They need generous watering in late spring when their leaves are first appearing and in late fall when leaves begin to fall. If there is no considerable rainfall for 30 days, make sure you water the young trees. Do not allow lawn grasses to grow beneath trees.
Fertilization: Use slow release fertilizer in late winter and early summer for sandy, nutrient defficient soils.

Planting Instructions: Dig a hole three times the diameter of the root system, with a depth no deeper than the original soil line on trunk. Break up the soil to the finest consistency possible. Place plant in hole and fill, compacting the fill dirt. Water the plant heavily to seal soil around the roots and remove air pockets.



Tulip Poplar
Liriodendron tulipifera

Plant Description - The Tulip Poplar or Yellow Poplar, Liriodendron tulipifera, a magnificent tree that has beautiful bright green leaves that turn a lovely butter yellow in the fall. In the late spring and late summer, the Tulip Poplar bears lovely tulip like flowers that are greenish yellow outside and orange inside. The trunk is erect and columnar with a cylindrical head. Tulip Poplars are very tough deciduous trees originally native to North America. They make excellent reforestation and timber trees and are known to live for centuries under the right conditions. With this in mind, Tulip Poplars make perfect candidates for reforestation programs such as the USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and programs sponsored by the EPA.

We are now taking orders for our 1-2 Foot Seedling Tulip Poplar trees for Winter and Spring of 2010.

We have retail packages of 5 trees for sale at $30.00 per package. Our retail packages include shipping.
Package of 5 Tulip Poplar Seedlings

1-2 Foot Tulip Poplar Seedling Wholesale Prices
Wholesale orders DO NOT include shipping.
Order Size
Price per Tree
50-99 trees
$2.00
100-299 trees
$1.25
300-999 trees
$1.00
1000+ trees
$0.50

Thank You for your business. Please email or call to place your orders. Retail orders are shipped via priority mail. Wholesale orders are shipped dependent upon the customer's needs.


Planting Instructions - Dig a hole three times the diameter of the root system, with a depth no deeper than the original soil line on trunk. Break up the soil to the finest consistency possible. Place plant in hole and fill, compacting the fill dirt. Water the plant heavily to seal soil around the roots and remove air pockets. Fertilize according to the recommendation of your local agriculture extension agents, or fertilize based on your own knowledge and experience.


We do have balled and burlap trees available in wholesale quantities. Please call with the size and quantity that you are interested in, and we will provide you with a quote.


We DO NOT ship to states West of the Rocky Mountains.




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