• Tulip Poplar for Sale

    Tulip Poplar for Sale

    Tulip Poplar for Sale

    Tulip Poplar for Sale


Tulip Poplar

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Planting Kit Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.
Fungi Tree Guard Tree Guard
Root Rocket 24" Tree Guard Tree Staking Kit
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Tulip Poplar Planting Mix

Helps your Tulip Poplar get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 4-9

Growing Zones 4-9 This plant is recommended for zones: 4-9
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You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

70 ft.

Mature Width:

30-40 ft.


Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Liriodendron tulipifera

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Gold Flowers in Spring- Yellow Foliage in Fall

You'll leave for work one day in the spring... You notice 3-4 flowers on your tree... You come home that evening and your whole tree is smothered in thousands of blooms.

You now have the "Brightest Tree in the Neighborhood."

During the summer you get a fast growing, well formed green shade tree. In the Fall... get your sunglasses. While other trees are turning brown, your Tulip Poplar leaves turn from green to bright yellow. A great tree for all seasons and one of our best sellers.

The Tulip looking flowers give you a delightful fragrance of nectar that you'll enjoy all spring long. This nectar even attracts birds - including ruby-throated hummingbirds, cardinals and finches - and other small wildlife... the perfect tree for wildlife lovers!

The Tulip Poplar is highly resistant to disease and insects, making this a healthy tree that will provide a lifetime of enjoyment.

Very easy to grow... thrives in almost all areas! Highly adaptable to a variety of soils - even grows in wet soil! In open areas, the Tulip Poplar usually grows into a majestic cone shape.. making it an attractive front yard tree that will increase your home's value.

Tulip Poplars thrive throughout the United States, in a broad variety of climates and temperature extremes.

Plant yours and start looking forward to the change of seasons.

Customer Reviews

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Growth Rate
36 months ago planted a 5' stick. Cleared a 10' circle in the lawn, threw a bag of good dirt in the hole, planted stick. Now 20' tall and 5"" caliper width. Very full of new growth all season. A great tree from good stock
December 31, 2012
about 10 years ago I bought a tree at a community tree sale. Not really knowing what a tulip poplar was. I brought it home. it is the nicest tree in my yard. Great shade and just perfect.
December 31, 2012
I love this tree!! It was a little stick tree on arrival and within 2 1/2 years it has grown to about 20 feet. The trunk is straight and the foliage is beautiful in every season. No maintenance!
December 31, 2012
The Poplar Tree Stick that I received last year has evolved to a beatiful, disease free and nicely shaped tree. Althoough still small, its contour, leaves and presentation, promises a wonderful and powerful tree. I love i
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
I received my tree very well packed. I was impressed. It was a long stick with 8 bare branches. No leaves but each branch had a bulb at the tip. This is its third week and the bulbs are already opening. I am in zone 10 and it is doing great. I am sure I will order from you again soon.
December 31, 2012
I planted the Tulip Poplar Tree for shade and as a host plant to the native Swallowtail butterfly ,Alabama,. There are many of these trees in our area and the yellow flowers look and smell wonderful. This tree does grow very fast and has gorgeous shaped leaves that are huge. The butterflies nibble on the leaves, the tree sprouts new leaves as it grows which is constant. I cant wait to see it bloom again in the spring. Also, when I bought this tree it was about 3 feet tall and it is currently close to 8 feet tall
December 31, 2012
I purchased this one last year spring time. It was just 3 feet not including the root ball. This tree grows extremely fast. So much so it could overtake my 10 year old maple in the next two years if it keeps its growing pace. Right now it 12 ft. that is an amazing 9 feet since it was planted last year. I think it has grown 6 feet since summer. I'm still waiting for blossoms which did not happen this year. And it did not turn yellow last year. Hoping this year I'll get the bright gold leaves and some the tulip blossoms in the coming spring. A truly magnificent specimen. So fun to watch. You pretty much get instant gratification.
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Growth Rate
Hope to see new life this Spring!
We received and planted our Tulip Poplar tree in early October, 2014; we live in northern SC. Our tree arrived in good condition, with just a couple leaves, which it quickly lost. We are hopeful it is OK and look forward to it leafing out this Spring :-)
January 5, 2015
1 year ago
Purchased this tree because of the reviews & quick growth, we have been horribly disappointed & it has been over 1 yr. I ordered 2 of the 2-3ft size and both came at 2 ft barely. But I wasn't concerned since they grow so fast! Well here we are at 1+ yrs and still waiting to break the 3ft mark, not quite the projected height
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
I have had my tree for over four years and it has not bloomed one flower in all this time
December 31, 2012

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Tulip Poplar

Tulip Poplar Planting Diretions Your Tulip Poplar Tree will thrive in an area that receives full to partail sunlight. Although Tulip Poplars prefer full sun, they can tolerate shade. Plant your Tulip Poplar Trees about 10 feet apart for a privacy screen. Tulip Poplars can get 70 feet tall, and 30 to 40 feet wide so they need enough space to flourish. Flowers on a Tulip Poplar can take at least 5 years to flower.

Tulip Poplar Trees will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Keep your soil moist but not soggy or over saturated. Early in the Spring and once a month during the Summer fertilize your Tulip Poplar Tree with well balanced slow release fertilizer like formula 10-10-10 or 20-20-20.

Every Spring your Tulip Poplar Tree will provide you with beautiful bright yellow blooms. In the summer winged seed pods (Samaras) will grow, and drop in the fall. Also in the Fall the dark green leaves on your Tulip Poplar Tree will change to a bright yellow color to provide an amazing Fall show.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Shade in back yard
Alan B on Jul 21, 2016
I chose this tree due to it's striking color. Most of my neighbors have trees in red shades of color.
Michelle F on Jul 16, 2016
Great previous experience. After 3 years of being "just another tree", they explode in size and beauty in the 4th year.
Eric G on Jul 17, 2016
Grows fast, a lot of colors
Teri M on Jul 16, 2016
Can the Tulip poplar be planted close to the house?
robyn a on Apr 18, 2015
Best Answer: This is a big tree, and it requires a fair amount of space. It will spread up to 40 feet across, so you should allow at least 25 feet from the house when you site your tree.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 6, 2015
Is the root system of the Tulip Poplar as expansive as the Silver Poplar which is recommended to plant at least 100 feet from foundations and sewer lines, etc.?
no nickname on May 7, 2015
Best Answer: The Tulip Poplar is much better behaved than the Silver Poplar. You should be fine if you allow 20-25 feet from a foundation or sewer line.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 6, 2015
I would like info. on the root system?
shirl m on Apr 26, 2015
Best Answer: The Tulip Poplar is a big tree and has a big root system to support it. That being said, it is reported as not being a problem about lifting pavement or getting into pipe lines if you allow 15 feet or more between where you plant the tree and the pavement or fence. I would allow a bit extra (20 feet) from a house.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 6, 2015
I would like to plant this tree in my pasture that houses horses. Would it be safe if they would possibly eat the leaves??
Cathy S on Apr 2, 2015
Best Answer: They are not poisonous to animals or humans.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jan 28, 2016
Love this tree but I live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. What are my chances of success with this wet tropical climate?
Juan C on Feb 21, 2015
Best Answer: The growing zones are 4-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jun 17, 2016
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Is it deer resistant?
isabel f on Jul 27, 2014
Best Answer: No. You'll have to take serious steps to protect the young tree from deer. I put wire around mine, and I also hang bars of Irish Spring soap on my young trees to help deter deer.
Reply (1) · Report · William A on Jul 27, 2014
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How is this tree around saltwater?
A shopper on Jun 23, 2014
Best Answer: Tulip Poplars do not have any salt tolerance.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 6, 2015
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Are there male (non flower producing) & female (flower producing) tulip trees?
Ginny on Jun 7, 2014
Best Answer: NO there is no gender bias with a Tulip Poplar. Each tree will produce flowers, under the correct conditions.
Reply · Report · Justin FStaff on Jun 9, 2014
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Is the tree very messy? I have hybrid poplars and every time the wind blows I get little branches all over the place. Also every spring I get little yellow sticky things all over the ground and patio (seeds perhaps).
Dan C on Jun 1, 2014
Best Answer: We have a Tulip tree in our front yard. It does tend to drop a few twigs in the spring, generally not much longer than 12 inches or so. And of course when it is in bloom it will drop petals and the occasional whole "flower". This usually only last three to four weeks in the spring. I'm not sure about the yellow sticky things you are referring to.

One potentially messy thing that is does is drop a lot of "sap" when it is in bloom. If you see it in the right light it can actually look like a light mist coming from the tree. The is really only a problem for us as the tree is near our drive way, and it gets all over the car!

Hope this helps.
Reply · Report · William H on Jun 2, 2014
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How long will the tree live?
Dan C on Jun 1, 2014
Best Answer: The Tulip poplar is a fast growing tree that has a life expectancy of 300 years if growing optimal conditions. In urban / suburban settings, most specimens will more than likely live between 100 to 200 years
Reply · Report · Gena MStaff on Nov 4, 2014
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This is probably a stupid question...but is there any way this tree could be kept indoors?
Rob E on Aug 14, 2015
Best Answer: I would not recommend planting this tree indoors. It will eventually have to go dormant and being inside will mess with the process. They really do prefer to be planted in the ground.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Aug 14, 2015
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does it root on top of the ground ?
A shopper on Sep 20, 2014
Best Answer: No it does not its a deep rooter
Reply · Report · Susan F on Sep 21, 2014
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how will this Tulip Poplar fair in the arizona heat?
scott e on Jul 13, 2015
Best Answer: I bought 8 of these trees about 2 1/2 years ago and all 8 are still alive albeit 1 looks puny. I live in the rocky, Texas hill country where temps are around 95-100 everyday in July and August. I do water them every couple days during this time since it rarely rains in the summer. I have not yet seen them flower.
Reply (1) · Report · Elisia G on Jul 14, 2015
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I purchased a Tulip Poplar several months ago, it does not seem to be growing, it still seems to be neededing water daily, is there something wrong with my tree? I thougt I would at least see some growth or a few leaves maybe I am just to anxious?
A shopper on Jun 11, 2014
Best Answer: I'll ask you a couple of questions. first. where do you live? What kind of soil is it planted in? Watering it daily is OK. It well take a little time for it to a just. Do it have any small branches? It took until fall before mine showed much sign of life. But it really started leafing out the next spring. It hasn't grown as fast as I thought it would, but that maybe because it planted in rocky soil. It is health and doing fine. As it ages it well grow faster. I've had these trees in my yard in North Eastern Oregon and they were 40 high and bloomed like crazy. There is only one draw back to the trees, the aphids love them, so you well have to spray. There great shade trees. The leaves are giant size and easy to rake up.
Reply · Report · Ann M on Jun 11, 2014
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Do limbs break easily? Are they brittle?lo
A shopper on Jul 21, 2014
Best Answer: No! We do have strong winds here. We staked it for two years and just removed it. Our tree is growing fast in spite of the wind and seems to be very healthy and strong. Not a limb has been lost.
Reply (1) · Report · Jackie S on Jul 24, 2014
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What is the premium planting kit?
SethHughes on May 21, 2016
Best Answer: The premium planting kit has the Rocket Fertilizer, Tree Guard and the Tree Staking Kit.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jun 23, 2016
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Should I plant 2 of these trees next to each other or is that a bad idea to plant 2 by each other?
Kathy M on Sep 15, 2015
Best Answer: You can plant two next to each other. I would suggest planting around 15-20 ft apart.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 16, 2015
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I would like to plant a Tulip poplar how far should it be planted away from a newly planted crimson norway maple?
Stephanie M on May 5, 2015
Best Answer: 15 to 20 ft
Reply · Report · rick c on Jul 30, 2015
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How much space between each tulip poplar?
Tracy b on Apr 30, 2015
Best Answer: I would space them about 30-40 ft apart.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 2, 2015
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Hello, I live in Colorado at about 5,000 feet elevation. Can I plant this in early Spring? Are there any issues with waiting for freeze danger to pass?

Thanks, Mike
Mike H on Feb 10, 2015
Best Answer: There should not be any problem with this. Once the ground has thawed or late march should be fine. Do not fertilize newly planted-plants.
Reply · Report · Radienleo on Apr 16, 2015
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I need to know how far to plant tree from my septic drain lines and house?
donna r on Dec 6, 2014
Best Answer: You want to plant a Tulip Poplar at least 25-30ft from septic drain lines.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 7, 2015
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Can this tree survive in zone 10 climate?
Harry P on Jun 14, 2016
Best Answer: The Arbor Day Foundation recommends this tree for US hardiness zones 4-9. I purchased a tulip poplar to plant in my home in San Antonio, TX (listed as zone 8b/9a). Although the winters are mild, the concern with my zone are prolonged months of heat and drought in the summer time. Definitely purchase a tree gator slow release water bladder if your zone 10 is arid, hot, or drought prone. My tree is approximately 2 years old and started out resembling more of a large bush than a sapling due to its large leaves. A few things to note: it is not a true poplar (actually falls into the same family as magnolias), the tulip blossoms typically appear on mature trees (5-15 years old), it grows very fast and big so take that into consideration when planting near a house. Since it is a fast growing tree I would order the small sapling. As stated with other reviewers the larger sapling tops are cropped in order to conform to shipping standards. Overall, very happy with my purchase and will buy from fast growing trees again.
Reply · Report · Kris W on Jun 14, 2016
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when is the best time of the year to plant this tree?
A shopper on Oct 3, 2014
Best Answer: Fall i s a great time to plant, less stressful on you and trees. A good rule of thumb is to make sure your get the tree planted at least four weeks before you have a hard ground freeze.
Reply · Report · Gena MStaff on Nov 3, 2014
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Claims to grow in wet soil. Spring I will have inches of standing water, sometimes for week or longer. Even if the water subsides the soil remain very wet. Will this tree survive and thrive?
JoeyV on Jul 17, 2016
Best Answer: This tree does better in damp soil than it does in dry envirnments, but almost all trees have problems in standing water until the are mature. Saying all that I would definitely try it, this tree is worth the effort; my favorite by far, it flowers into tulips and even the leaves are shaped like tulips. My tulip trees survived two hurricanes ( including Sandy) and is still beautiful. One of the oldest species of tree in North America. John
Reply · Report · john v on Jul 23, 2016
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How strong is the Tulip Popular? We have lots of high winds here in central Indiana!
CARL S on Apr 7, 2016
Best Answer: I planted my tulip poplar about 2 years ago. We have terrible soil here with a deep clay layer, but it has finally broken through. We often have 50-60 mph winds through the columbia river gorge, and the tree is very sturdy. Since the leaves are widely spaced, and the branches are evenly distributed, it is a good candidate for windy areas. Enjoy.
Reply · Report · Richard B on Apr 7, 2016
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I planted the tree in April, what should it look like by now? It still looks like a stick
Mary G on Jun 11, 2016
Reply · Report · Barbara W on Jun 13, 2016
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Would this tree be a good choice for the strip between the side walk and the street? What its root structure like. Will it pop up the sidewalk concrete?
Cee D on Jan 13, 2016
Best Answer: I don't think the root structure would disrupt the sidewalk concrete. However a better choice for that area might be a gingko tree. (You see them along sidewalks in many cities). I've had better success with them.
Reply · Report · Patricia C on Apr 4, 2016
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How fast does this tree grow?
Nancy J on Dec 29, 2015
Best Answer: I have had it for about one year, and it has grown about 3-3.5 feet in height.
Reply · Report · Dorothy P on Dec 30, 2015
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Is your tulip poplar truly deer resistant? Or, how do you protect it from deer? Thanks. Steve
Steve V on Dec 24, 2015
Best Answer: The deer had never bother them. Most of the rest of my trees I have wrapped with hardware cloth and about a one – 2 foot diameter ring. Even if deer eat them down to the nub, those trees will grow back fast.
Reply · Report · Thomas B on Dec 24, 2015
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What month do you plant a Tulip poplar in Iowa?
mary_sieck on Aug 23, 2015
Best Answer: You can plant in Iowa now and through the fall. I would suggest early in fall if you are going to wait since you guys do get some really cold winters. The longer in the ground the more established the roots will be to withstand the cold winter.
Reply · Report · JackieStaff on Aug 28, 2015
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