The heights we list are after we prune your tree.
Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.
We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.
Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.
Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.
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.
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. 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.
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Tulip Poplar.
If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.
First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.
Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.
Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.
Next, separate the roots of your Tulip Poplar gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.
The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.
To make it just right, use a level.
As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.
Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.
Water your Tulip Poplar again after the transplant is complete.
To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.
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