Poplar - Tulip

Scientific Name: Liriodendron tulipifera
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-9.


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Native to North America, the Tulip Poplar Tree is so captivating year-round that George Washington had two planted in his front yard at Mount Vernon in 1785. It still draws a crowd to this day and for good reason. The spring brings big beautiful yellow blossoms that stand out against the tulip shaped, luscious green leaves and the fall produces a breathtaking display of golden yellow foliage. This fast growing shade tree is in the same family as the magnolia but will grow in colder climates unlike its sister. Its maturity height can reach up to 70 ft with a canopy of 30-40ft. They are a low-maintenance ornamental tree that has few disease and pest problems and can adapt to many climates and growing conditions. Hardy in USDA Zones 4-9.
Orders are typically shipped within 5-7 business days from the date of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon shipment of your Plant Me Green purchase. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note West Coast states ship only on Monday due to transit time and it will include a $10 shipping fee regardless of whether an order is over $100 due to shipping carrier costs.


Most Plant Me Green trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery (such as bare root trees). Our shipping schedule is Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. This is to ensure our trees do not stay in a box longer than necessary and arrive to you as healthy as possible. If a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your Plant Me Green package. Holiday shipping schedules are set by the carriers.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your Plant Me Green package.
What your plant will need:
Soil: Widely Adaptable; Does best in moist and well-draining soil
Sun Exposure: Full Sun; will not do well in shade
Spacing: 40 ft.
Growth Rate: Fast
Maturity Height/Spread: 70 ft x 30-40 ft
Drought Tolerance: Good
Water: Water thoroughly until tree is well established.
Seasonal Characteristics: The flowers will start to bloom in April for Southern states; and June for Northern states. The flowers are pale green or yellow, with an orange band on the tepals; they yield abundant amounts of nectar. The flowers also produce a slight fragrance and attract pollinators such as butterflies, hummingbirds and bees.

Customer Reviews

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Tulip Tree

The tree was a fine specimen as I have come to expect from Plant Me Green