• Tulip Poplar for Sale

    Tulip Poplar for Sale

    Tulip Poplar for Sale


Tulip Poplar

Reg: $159.90
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Ships April 5th, 2016
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-t- Premium Planting Kit
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 Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.
Fungi Tree Guard
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
-t- Planting Mix
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- Starter Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ 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

DIEHARD Transplant

Growing Zones: 4-9

Growing Zones 4-9 This plant is recommended for zones: 4-9
(green area above)
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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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
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 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
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
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
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 3 years ago
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!
December 31, 2012
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-sta
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago

Planting & Care

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

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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for shade and color in the front yard by the street
Barry P on Feb 7, 2016
We bought some last year and they are doing well. Trying to block out neighbors trailers that are parked there and not used anymore.
Henry B on Feb 5, 2016
for shade and color in the front yard by the street
Barry P on Feb 7, 2016
Lewis W on Feb 6, 2016
We bought some last year and they are doing well. Trying to block out neighbors trailers that are parked there and not used anymore.
Henry B on Feb 5, 2016
RAY C on Feb 5, 2016
I need trees on my property and i think tulip trees are pretty. I also thought they were suppose to grow fast.
Carla B on Feb 4, 2016
Ummm... yellow and gold need I say more.
Susan S on Jan 24, 2016
Have 2 and love them
Cheryl P on Jan 17, 2016
Deona W on Dec 22, 2015
I like the colors and the size is appropriate for my property.
Michelle B on Dec 8, 2015
fast growing shade
Richard H on Dec 6, 2015
looked great grows fast and hardy
larry m on Nov 24, 2015
Fast growing
Leslee S on Nov 22, 2015
saw these at Andrew Jackson's home in TN Fell in love with them
Renee S on Nov 14, 2015
I wanted a fast growing shade tree
Herbert W on Nov 10, 2015
because of it beauty and it is fast growing
Joan W on Nov 9, 2015
Fall Color - Not sure how well Poplar will do in Zone 7?
Lucretia G on Nov 7, 2015
It is beautiful and I planted it where the sunset will shine throught.
Adrienne T on Nov 6, 2015
I was looking for a fast growing tree, whose leaves turn yellow in fall. PERFECT! And the fact that it has blooms just added to the equation.
Crystal M on Oct 27, 2015
want a large fast growing tree and know someone with this type :)
Andrea C on Oct 25, 2015
A window in front of my bedroom really needs shading asap! This tree should be perfect.
Lori S on Oct 23, 2015
Growth and color.
Debbie W on Oct 22, 2015
perfect tree for our back yard
Kimberly R on Oct 13, 2015
I need a shade tree in my back yard. I know I will Love this one.
Rosanna T on Oct 12, 2015
gorgeous color, fast growth and attracts birds
Salenthia S on Oct 12, 2015
The fall colors of the tree and the spring flowers all in one. I was looking for a fast growing tree and this one seemed to be exactly what I was looking to buy.
Jaann W on Oct 5, 2015
sonya m on Oct 1, 2015
I wanted a fast growing tree that was different
newman e on Sep 23, 2015
Was looking for a plant to continue attracting hummingbirds.
Reginald N on Sep 21, 2015
Saw one and loved it, leaves are wonderful, can't wait to see blooming. Gotta luv fast growing and hummingbird attraction.
Mary S on Sep 18, 2015
I purchased this tree because of all the good comments previous buyers posted about this tree. I will most certainly keep you informed as to how well my tree is doing I can't wait to receive it in the mail.
Angelita R on Sep 17, 2015
We were looking for a shade tree
Dale W on Sep 15, 2015
Color and Hardiness
Allen R on Sep 12, 2015
Shape and color and growth rate for zone
David W on Sep 10, 2015
We needed a fast growing shade tree for our large sunny backyard (south-facing). We are looking for a bit of help shading the back of our house within a few years, and this seemed to be the best option.
Janene N on Sep 9, 2015
because of fast growing fragrant flowers and leaves turning
suzanne w on Sep 8, 2015
Fast growing shade tree, beautiful colors
Wade K on Sep 6, 2015
Marie W on Sep 2, 2015
pretty tree...grows fast
tracy h on Sep 1, 2015
State tree of IN. Beautiful blooms and unique leaves
Sarah H on Aug 31, 2015
Beautiful golden fall color. Great street side or on a parkway.
Annie G on Aug 31, 2015
It is a beautiful, fast growing tree that is hardy.
Debra S on Aug 30, 2015
In honor of a family death.
Sharon H on Aug 28, 2015
Fast growing and to add beatiful fall colors on our streeet. We don't have many fall colors at our southern CA home.
Greg C on Aug 28, 2015
We want a fast growing tree and this one looks beautiful. I also like the leave movement and sound when the wind blows this tree.
susan f on Aug 27, 2015
Quick growing shade tree with blooms.
Susan B on Aug 27, 2015
We lost two 35 ft. ash trees due to infestation and miss the shade they provided in the morning. Our hope is to have fast growing trees in their place to regain the shade.
Darlene T on Aug 25, 2015
Hardiness; available poplar
Betty S on Aug 22, 2015
love the appearance
Michael K on Aug 22, 2015
This tree is native to West Virginia. I was looking for a good shade tree with seasonal interest. But most importantly, I wanted something that would benefit the local wildlife. I was unfamiliar with the Tulip Popular; but a local bee keeper told me about the tree and Popular honey (my favorite - so far). This tree seems to be the perfect addition to my home.
Sandra R on Aug 21, 2015
Lewis W on Feb 6, 2016
RAY C on Feb 5, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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: I believe it should be alright
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.
How is this tree around saltwater?
A shopper on Jun 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Tulip Poplars do not have any salt tolerance.
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.
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.
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
does it root on top of the ground ?
A shopper on Sep 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No it does not its a deep rooter
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What month do you plant 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.
When is the best time to plant in Kansas?
Jane R on Aug 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Jane, but all 'babies' look nice. It was just planted last September ... too early to tell about being messy, but I don't care as it is in a big backyard. It is a lovely little tree.
Are the leaves of the Tulip Poplar green and silver like the white- or silver-leaf poplars?
Susan F on Jul 21, 2015
The leaves are a lovely green both sides. What they lack in silver-backed leaves they more than make up for with the blooming and flowering. I personally like the leaves, they have a slightly lighter shade of green mottling before they turn. It is a big statement tree with it's flowers !
Are the tulip trees deer resistant?
michael on Jun 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I live in the Pee Dee area of S.C. Personally I don't think any tree is deer resistant. To answer your question in another way, deer around here don't frequent yards, but if they did you could put up a temporary guard around them. These are fast growing trees. I am very satisfied with mine. Hope this helps somewhat.
what is the life span of a tulip poplar?
Jim-Tami M on Jun 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I think you can look that up on the web, but it should be a pretty long time like most trees. We unfortunately purchased one from the site and it showed up in decent condition but never bounced back and died within the first month. I have never had issues in my yard and I've done all my landscaping. But I can say customer service was excellent and replaced the tree and we went with the Autumn Blaze Maple and both of them are in their second years of growth and are sprouting up. This is a great company.
Plant in fall or wait till spring?
BobNJ on Sep 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Down south we plant trees in the fall so they can acclimate before the blazing heat in the summer. November is probably the best month to plant trees in Louisiana.
is there such a drawf tulip tree?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Not that I know of. But they are wonderful trees and one of the best native species for pollinators.
Are the Tulip trees delivered in pot or dry root?
charles w on Jul 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If Tulip Poplars haven't broken dormancy it's healthier for the tree to ship it bare root. However ours have broken dormancy and are currently being shipped out with their root balls.

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