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Tulip Poplar

Liriodendron tulipifera


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Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

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

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

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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
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

70 ft.

Mature Width:

30-40 ft.


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40 ft.

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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.

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Customer Reviews

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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
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
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!
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
over 5 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.
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
over 5 years 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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
I have had my tree for over four years and it has not bloomed one flower in all this time
January 1, 2013
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
over 2 years ago

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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Fast growing bright color
Sue B on Apr 23, 2017
Color and fast growing
Andy E on Apr 20, 2017
Fast growing bright color
Sue B on Apr 23, 2017
I love the color of the tree.
luong n on Apr 21, 2017
Color and fast growing
Andy E on Apr 20, 2017
Beautiful tree and a Friend had a similar Poplar that is thriving.
Stephen P on Apr 18, 2017
A friend of mine has a hybrid poplar in their backyard and I love the size and straight trunk - I chose the tulip poplar for the same reasons, but with the benefit of the flowers and unique leaves.
Chris B on Apr 17, 2017
Fast growing, beautiful shade tree.
Melissa W on Apr 16, 2017
for fast shade in our back yard frequented by deer
Ann L G on Apr 15, 2017
Different beautiful fast growing
Shari g on Apr 15, 2017
Spring and fall color, fast growth rate
Paul J on Apr 14, 2017
tolerates wet soil and clay. also fast growing with color.alp
al p on Apr 14, 2017
size and color
The K on Apr 14, 2017
I liked the colors of the leaves
Scott H on Apr 10, 2017
Website says this is a fast growth tree and need something like that
Cale h on Apr 9, 2017
Tulip Poplars are 1 of the tallest hardwoods in the USA and have pretty flower like leaves in the Spring. reminds me of my home town.
Bryan H on Apr 8, 2017
Fast growing, full profile, flowers
Thomas C on Apr 4, 2017
Fast growing tall colorful tree.
T. Michael G on Apr 3, 2017
John S on Apr 3, 2017
Appearance and Fast growing.
Gary J on Apr 2, 2017
Randy M on Mar 30, 2017
Beauty, shade, unusual, fast growing, drought tolerant, flowers, leaves shape and fall foliage.
Kim K on Mar 29, 2017
Mostly because it is fast growing. However, I have had this tree before and it is absolutely stunning
Leslie K on Mar 29, 2017
customer reviews
DANIEL A. M on Mar 28, 2017
Gold leaves
Kirt K on Mar 28, 2017
I am waiting to see if it comes back. It did not look good in the fall.
psjh1 on Mar 27, 2017
for shade in summer
Tracy A G on Mar 22, 2017
We are establishing two beehives in our yard. Hopefully the flowers will be great for their foraging.
Carey S on Mar 12, 2017
have always loved colorful trees
adolfo b on Mar 9, 2017
the color, they did not survive.
Nancy D on Mar 5, 2017
color changes
claire b on Feb 27, 2017
Merry L on Feb 26, 2017
Wife liked and wanted one
Craig s on Feb 22, 2017
Recently removed a damaged pine tree in the front yard. Replacing with the tulip popular. Wanted extra shade and a fast growing replacement. Had two of these trees at another residence and loved them.
Helene B on Feb 20, 2017
The beautiful color and nothing else like it in my neighborhood. Unfortunately it has not bloomed or changed color yet.
Lisa J on Sep 22, 2016
Shade and wildlife
Delores M on Sep 10, 2016
a friend has one, very pretty tree.
tommy j on Sep 10, 2016
tammy b on Sep 8, 2016
This is exactly the tree i'm looking for. Love it!
mike a on Sep 7, 2016
Trees are beginning their second year but look good. One of the three didn't make it and my warranty stepped in and I was sent a gift certificate for the value. Great company to work with. Just ordered two apple trees can't wait!
Cecilia B on Sep 6, 2016
Need a fast growing tree to replace a maple...like the shape and color
Cathy S on Sep 2, 2016
needed replacement for lost large oak
virginia P on Aug 30, 2016
National flower of Hungary
Mary Ann G on Aug 28, 2016
will use it for owl nesting
Engin T on Aug 28, 2016
Looks pretty
Debra P on Aug 23, 2016
Love these trees
Michael W on Aug 22, 2016
Looking for the spring and fall colors as well as a shade tree.
Richard D on Aug 21, 2016
It is one of my favorite trees. I love the large blossoms, and the color of the leaves.
john s on Aug 21, 2016
Reviews, color of tree, grows fast and easy to order
Susan P on Aug 20, 2016
Fast growing shade and color
Renate D on Aug 16, 2016
Very different looking tree
DEBRA B on Aug 15, 2016
I love the color of the tree.
luong n on Apr 21, 2017
Beautiful tree and a Friend had a similar Poplar that is thriving.
Stephen P on Apr 18, 2017
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: cool tree and when you mill or turn to lumber horses do not eat or nibble so good for horse infrastructure .
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.
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.
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.
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.
How is this tree around saltwater?
A shopper on Jun 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Tulip Poplars do not have any salt tolerance.
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
Live in Central Florida,planted this Tulip Tree about two Months ago...only growth I see is leaves around base at ground level....should I take these off?
wanda w on Mar 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: With no other growth seen I would allow those leaves to remain. The "dirty trunk" method suggests to leave the trunk foliage in place to strengthen the trunk circumferential growth.
hello, How far north are there reportings of this tree surviving the winters? I am in central Wisconsin and wondering if this tree will survive. I know it is listed for zone 4, but even zone 4 (fruit) trees won't make the winters here.
Jim S on Aug 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I think this tree would survive, I would add mulch and some hay bales around the trunk until it gets established this winter.
does it root on top of the ground ?
A shopper on Sep 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No it does not its a deep rooter
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.
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.
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.
When is the best time of the year to plant this tree?
Allan L on Sep 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I Planted the tree in October 2010 it is growing well it is about 4 feet tall hope this will help you out
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 have a large files I would like to plant trees near roadway. The field is the edge of a large septic field with lots of sun and we are in the country (zip 47401) with tons of deer. How fast will thes poplars grow and are they deer resistant ?
Anne C on Mar 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Though I have moved away from the house I planted it at I drive by every so often. The tree grows very fast - 4-6 ft per year. I never had trouble with deer bothering it. I don;t think they like the leaves.
Do they grow well in Oregon eugeneWhen is
Do they grow well in Eugene Oregon?
Dee M on Oct 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for contacting us. These trees grow best in zones 4-9. According to the USDA Zone Hardiness map Eugene Oregon falls into zone 8. In regards to how the trees grow for you locally, you may want to reach out to your local agricultural extension to see if these trees thrive successfully in your area. We hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have additional questions. We can be reached at 1-888-504-2001.
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.
How soon should i start pruning my tulip poplar after planting?
rcrider on Jun 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Two years growing great haven't pruned yet I think to soon
Does the tree require a special ph in order to bloom? I have had mine for almost 4yrs and no blooms.
Ralph R on Jun 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These trees tolerate a pH of 4.5-7.5.
Is this tree messy?
Ernie B on May 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for contacting us. Like most deciduous trees, the Tulip Poplar does drop its leaves off once it goes into dormancy. Other than that it is not considered a messy tree. We hope this information is helpful. For more information on Tulip poplar you can visit: http://www.plantingdirections.com/?s=tulip+poplar.
I purchased and planted a Tulip Tree in 2013. It seems to be doing well, now estimating 13-14 feet tall and 5-6 feet across; trunk about 2 1/2-3 inches. We have yet to see yellow flowers on it though and were wondering if the tree needs to get to a certain age before it begins to flower as advertised. We live about 40 miles s.w. Of Chicago in the a rural neighborhood. Any ideas or guidance to offer? Otherwise, nice looking tree.
Jan F on May 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It can take up to 15 years before they flower.
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
How much space between each tulip poplar?
Tracy b on Apr 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would space them about 30-40 ft apart.

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