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Tulip Poplar

Tulip Poplar

Tulip Poplar

Tulip Poplar

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Love yellow? This incredible shade tree will make you smile. Yellow flowers in the spring & yellow leaves in the fall. This sturdy tree is a real show stopper!

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Tulip Poplar

Gold Flowers in Spring- Yellow Foliage in Fall

Height:

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.

5-6 ft.
Oversized Fee: $7.00 each

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List: $129.95
Sale: $88.37
6 at $83.95 ea.
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Height:

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.

4-5 ft.

Ships Tomorrow
Thu, Apr 17
List: $119.95
Sale: $81.57
6 at $77.49 ea.
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Height:

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.

3-4 ft.

Ships Tomorrow
Thu, Apr 17
List: $93.95
Sale: $63.89
6 at $60.70 ea.
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Height:

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.

2-3 ft.

Ships Tomorrow
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List: $53.95
Sale: $36.69
6 at $34.86 ea.
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Tulip Poplar
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Poplar Trees 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 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. Poplar Trees Slow Release Fertilizer Tablets. Your tree will get the optimal nutrition when it needs it most.
Fungi Tree Guard Fertilizer Tabs
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard Fertilizer Tablets
$19.95
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Planting Mix for Tulip Poplar
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:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and 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.


Soil Contents
$13.95
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Espoma Plant-Tone
Espoma Plant-Tone


Specially formulated to deliver dazzling results, Espoma Plant-Tone is a premium all-natural supplement for most all your plants, flowers and vegetables.

Plant-Tone's organic formula contains Espoma's own proprietary blend of essential microbes, prepared after evaluating the results from extensive tests conducted at leading research universities.

Plant Tone
$17.95
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Ships at the Proper Planting Time for Your Area
South ships on date above. North ships in spring.
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.



Growing Zones: 4-9

Mature Height: 70 ft.
Mature Width: 30-40 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Fair
Botanical Name: Liriodendron tulipifera
Growing Zones 4-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-9
(shaded area above)

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Why Buy from Fast Growing Trees?

Save Money

Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

When Will I Get My Order?

Northern Areas shaded on the below Map are shipped in Spring. You can find your ship date next to Your Growing Zone on the chart below. If this is a Gift, or you want your plants sooner, we’re happy to ship them out right away.

Southern & Western Areas colored White on the Map are generally shipped right away unless the product page gives a specific ship date. If you prefer to plant later in spring when the weather warms up, just let us know and we’ll delay your shipping.

 
  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 15th
  Zone 6,7,8,9,10,11 Ships Now


Can I Plant Now?

Yes…Your Tulip Poplar can be planted any time of year… even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. ;

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ ~28% of order


It's Easy to Plant your Tulip Poplar


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

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.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

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.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

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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Most useful customer reviews:
By: Jean in Unity, ME
It is growing ok..its about 2 1/2 ft tall..got more leaves than last year. I am not experienced in growing trees, just a beginning gardener. Maine winters are harsh..but shes doing ok..Thanx

By: Kim in Canton, MI
Our Tulip Tree stands in front of our house near the street and is absolutely stunning in the Spring and Fall. The flowers are huge & beautiful, the blooms attract photographers from miles around. We even get some helicopter fly-overs from a near-by community airport! In the Fall the foliage turns a show-stopping blazing gold.

By: Veronica in Abbeville, AL
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.

By: Barb in Houston, TX
My trees have only been in the ground about 2 weeks so they have not grown yet. I was expecting to receive 2 sticks but was pleasantly surprised to find 2 trees. They had branches and leaves and even though they had been in a box for 3 days they were not even wilted. So far they are looking healthy, have not wilted or dropped leaves. I am very pleased with your service and with your product. I will most assuredly recommend your company and will order from you in the future.

By: Jim in Columbia, MO
We recently purchased the tulip poplar tree and planted it in our back yard. I must say that when we received it, it was packaged well, and was very healthy. It just looks beautiful in our yard. The big leaves are so cool looking. Cant wait till spring,to see the pretty flowers.

By: Tree Lovers in Hampstead, MD
Great tree! We planted this tree on the hill near our house and its beautiful. Cant wait until its full grown and we can enjoy the wonderful shade it will provide.

By: Shawn in New Orleans, LA
My Tulip Poplar arrived looking very tall and in great shape. Its been in the ground for more than a year now, and it is doing very well. Thank you!

By: Cindy in Smyrna, TN
We planted our little tulip poplar in the front yard and it is really thriving! We cant believe how much it has grown in 1 year- and how full it has gotten. Its not the biggest tree in the yard- but it is so pretty!! This fall the leaves were a wonderful gold-its just a great accent to our landscaping!! Love it!!

By: Jim
My Tulip Poplar got off to a slow start. Unfortunately it was planted where my hose would barely reach. Despite my neglect, it is thriving! I love the unique shape of its leaves. It is worth growing just for the beautiful leaves.

By: Ed in Wauwatosa, WI
We recently planted a Tulip Poplar Tree, and planted it on our rental property. It soon overtook our 10 year old maple in size.We love both trees and would love to have space to plant more!

By: Sout Beloit, IL
The Tulip Poplar tree has really impressed me. I placed it in a location to make a wind break fo the front of my house. It has not been pruned yet. It is pretty much growing the way I would like for it to. It is extremely full and bushy. It is showing great beauty and I look forward to watching it mature. Thank you for such a great tree

By: Todd in Tonawanda, NY
I planted this tree in my front yard while living in SC last year. During the summer months it grew quickly and looked very healthy. This past summer I moved to NY and purchased another Tulip Poplar tree for my new front yard. The trees are shipped expertly packaged and thrive once planted.

By: Tree Lovers in Hampstead, MD
Very easy to get started. So far, has not grown w/ the amount of speed as the empress tree. But, Im very spoiled by this tree! I plan on buying more tulip poplars!

By: Ann
I have two Tulip Poplar Trees in my backyard which I like very much.

By: Sarah in Texas
My tulip poplar tree is doing very well. It has bright yellow leaves this fall and looks very healthy.

By: Tim
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.

By: Jerry in Miami, FL
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.

By: LaMoin in Morristown, TN
We planted the tree in our back yard to provide beauty and shade. It has grown about 4 feet and we are very happy with it.

By: Michelle
My Tulip Popars leaves were a little dried out, but the trunk and little branches look healthy. The leaves soon perked up when it went into a big pot with good dirt. I think it spent seven-eight days in the box. Youve made over-and-above effort for customer service and I will be ordering again when our temperature drops to a safer level. You all are wonderful in caring for your customers. Im very grateful to you for that and will certainly make sure everyone I know is aware that Fastest Growing Trees is a company of integrity.

By: Kathy in Columbus, IN
Thanks for your great service. Our tree arrived and was a very nice specimen. We were able to get it into the ground about two weeks before a hard frost. By spring, it was waist high and by fall it is at least shoulder high! Before we know it we will be sitting under its shade.

By: LaMoin in Morristown, TN
Our Tulip Poplar is a great tree that has really taken off in the past year. We have planted it near our deck to one day provide shade in the summer. The only problem that we have had is that it grew too fast and we did not cut one of ties that was supporting it in time. It is not necessarily a bad problem to have. It has rebounded nicely from that little mishap.

By: Bard in Caledonia, MI
I LOVE THIS TREE! My tree is now at least a half tree taller than when I planted it. Everything about it seems to be happy and healthy. Cant wait to make my next purchase.

By: Steve
Tree came packaged extremely well. Expected size. Was not pleased with the root ball. The root ball was loose dirt and coarse mulch and completely fell apart when removing it from the container. I ended up planting the tree with bare roots.

But so far a month in, and I've gone from a four foot bare twig of a tree, to 6 inches of growth and a lot of leaves.

I have no hope for 6 ft of growth this year, but hopefully the tree at least gets established.

Winter will be the real test for me though.


By: Chris Rioux
My husband and I take hikes by the Hudson River, and we both decided that out of the 1,000s of trees, this was our absoloute favorite. We live in an apt. so can't put it on our balcony, but if I had a yard - it would be a no brainer. This tree is GORGEOUS!

By: Rafael Sanchez-Montserrat
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 it


By: sheri schrader
The tree was planted last fall and is now put on lots of leaves this spring.

By: Tina from West Tennessee
We bought our Tulip Poplars last year (2010) after 17 of our cotton woods had died... We wanted something that would be both pretty and fast growing for the shade to block the evening sun from the patio.

The trees were packaged very well, but looked like a poor stick waiting to bust out of the box. We planted them and they have taken off like wild fire!! We should have all the shade we need by summer of 2013!!

Oh, and the leaves are huge!! I've never seen such big leaves on a small tree.


By: Nicole from California
All directions followed, planted the tree i great soid near sprinklers in March. We had a wet and mild spring. Inspite of my other two trees I purchased bare root doing well, the top 3 feet of my 5 foot tulip tree died, became wrinkled and dusty. I trimed the top, transfered it to a very large container near the house and now I have 3 small branches with leaves. I called as soon as I saw the top begin to change and was told "they are dormant" a few weeks later when leaves began, the top 3 feet remained dreid and wrinkled. I am sure its a beautiful tree, I am hoping mine grows well.

By: Susan Sparke
Well, my tree is here! I expected kind of a stick and it's fully leafed out! It's outside in a nice shady spot soaking up some water and will be planted later toward evening. It's fully 6 feet tall now! So we'll see how she does!

By: michele
Tree has not really taken off as expected, despite a very mild Corpus Christi "winter". Tree was planted in the fall - currently a little over 6'.

By: stan pawlicki
We purchased 6 trees(always the tallest)last summer and must say the jury is still out.This will be the first spring,so we will see what happens as they are still pretty much little more than sticks in the ground.I just hope all of the praise and hype from all the people about this company comes to fruition his summer.Thanks-stan

By: Ralph Baker Sr.
recieved the tree in good shape. The tree has been in the ground for 16 months and is looking very good. Grew to a height of 14 ft in 16 months.

By: judith crawford
i love my tulip tree. when i received it, it was so pretty and healthy but i've noticed brown spots on the otherwise perfect little tree. its been planted since june. does anyone know what causes this

By: David Stevens
Tree was great out of the box, and has done well; unfortunately the deer have been hard on it, and we have had to build cages to protect.

By: tester
Great product

By: BETTY BENNETT
In Southeast Ga, Found the tree in the wild and transplanted it to my house. Thought it was family to the Sycamore tree often found on old home sites. This year my grandson found a flower and brought it in to me. Did not know where it came from so I put a picture on facebook to see if someone could tell me what it was. I then for the first time noticed blooms on the tree and felt the flower came from the tree. Someone identified the flower as from a tulip popular tree and I am now waiting to see the other flowers bloom. So happy to know what it really is.

By: Tom Maydeck
The poplar arrived Friday, I had it planted on Sunday, and there is active new growth happening Tuesday! The 4' tree arrived full of leaves and looked good considering being in a box for 5 days, only mild wilting of the leaves. She really wants to grow in this So-Cal climate. I dug a large hole with plenty of depth and I'm sure that is helping the roots take hold. We will buy from you again!

By: Ed Boochard
Excellent tree! Planted per website suggestion and it has shown a high level of growth this spring.

By: Robert S.
Live in Minneapolis, MN with cold winters. 1st tree slowly lost its leaves and died (not green in stem) because we had a VERY wet spring that I think drowned the 1-2ft tree I got. 2nd tree I let acclimate 3 days before transplanting slightly above ground level to allow water runoff and also used root stimulator. This tree did well and never lost any leaves. It survived the winter! I was worried about being in zone 4 it wouldn't make it. Now, a year later, the tree has grown to almost 5 feet so far (July) and I'm sure it will continue to grow another 1-2 ft. Its canopy is also spreading a lot - I will likely have to prune out competing branches before the next growing season. Large leaves are nicely unique. Had a lot of strong wind storms but so far tree is standing, only had support stakes the first year as recommended.

By: Anne
Received our poplar just now. The leaves are huge and looks very healthy. We bought this tree because of the rate of growth listed so hoping this comes true need some good shade in the front yard. Will be buying more trees

By: Darrell Korman
I live in zone 8 in Texas and bought this tree last fall. It was planted a few days after it arrived and looked good all winter. This spring it begain growing again and has has a lot of new growth all summer of about 24 inches. It looks healthy and am looking forward to next spring to see if it produces and yellow flowers. It is really to soon to give an good review on this tree.

By: Craig Howard
Tulip trees tend to need moist conditions. In a climate prone to summer droughts, they can stop growing, then come out with new leaves with September rains, when they should be hardening off for winter.

A friend's neighbor had that happen to him, in Northern IL, and lost his tree that following winter. He replaced it with a different kind of tree the following summer.


By: Robin Snow
Best investment ever. I purchased this tree for a donation for a park and I have not been disapointed. Excellent purchase.

By: Richard Patterson
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.

By: Jill in Brookfield, WI
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!

By: Janet
Our new tulip poplar is planted in our front yard. It has already grown 2 feet in less than 3 months. I've had people stop and ask what kind of tree it is because of the big, beautiful leaves! It's been thriving ever since arrived.

By: Jim Nisley (Charlotte NC)
Charlotte NC USA. Tulip Poplar planted about November 2011. In 2012 it had little growth, but we had a tremendous stretch of heat and dryness. In 2013 it took off. Has grown several feet, nearly doubling in size. It is a beautiful shape, form and color.

By: Beverly
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.

By: Patty Ivy
We've had our tree for several years...It has beautiful blooms in the spring but quickly the leaves begin to turn and drop off...By August, our tree looks awful and has very little foliage on it...We're cutting it down this year since we need the shade and have none left...

By: Barbara
I have had my tree for over four years and it has not bloomed one flower in all this time

By: Velma
Our Popler Tuplip gets wood tuplips and is over 100 feet tall. For the past few years I've had to treat it for aphids. We have lived in our home 42 years and seems to grow bigger every year

By: Monique Campbell
I ordered two of these from you guys in the past year (both at different times) and both of them arrived dead, not dormant...I thought that I just got a dud the first go round and tried again with the same result... not acceptable. I will not order another one.

By: Susan Clark
This is the 2nd year since planting my tulip poplar and I've yet to see flowers. The leaves are big and beautiful, but I'm disappointed that it has not had one flower on it.

By: Judith Fleming Island FL
I planted the yellow tulip poplar about two or so years ago; it has grown tremendously I am please with that. However I have yet to get one yellow flower and in the fall the leaves just turned brown like any other tree. My neighbors asked me why I planted a sycamore I said it is a yellow tulip poplar. Must be the soil I will keep waiting for my flowers and yellow leaves!

By: Nina
Not all that happy with this tree. Purchased two and planted them both in the front of the house about 50 feet apart. One died within a month and I only received a partial credit to replace it. The other is still alive but it dropped it's leaves in July and has not grown at all in the 6 months since we planted it.

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