Poplar - Tulip

Liriodendron tulipifera
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9
 
$39.95
SKU: POPTUL01G

Description

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. At maturity its height can reach up to 70 ft with a canopy of 30-40 ft. They are a low-maintenance ornamental trees that have few disease and pest problems and can adapt to many climates and growing conditions. Hardy in USDA Zones 4-9.

Shipping

At Plant Me Green we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care. We ship your plants using FedEx Ground® the following business day after you have completed checkout.

We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all orders! Replacement tree shipping cost will be $15 per box. We still cannot ship to some states and US territories based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. Please see below for all exclusions. 

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How to Plant
STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) 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.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. 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.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
Care Guide

Tulip trees prefer full sun locations with rich, moist soil that drains well. The plant starts out in a pyramid shape but matures to an arching dome except where limited sun is available. In low light situations the branches can get skinny and weak. The plant has a fleshy root system that doesn’t extend far out from the plant, so well worked soil is essential at planting. The tree tolerates drought poorly, so make sure it has access to water or give it supplemental irrigation in summer and early fall. The soil pH should be moderate to acidic. Fertilize in early spring and watch for pests and disease. Stake young trees early on and train to one straight leader. Due to the rapid growth of this tree, pruning is essential. Prune out dead and weak growth in late winter to early spring and do a thorough thinning every few years. Don’t allow the plants to dry out, but don’t overwater either.

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William Moriaty
Tulip Tree

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