Fast-growing shade tree that should have a place in every yard!
The Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), also called the Tulip Tree and Yellow Poplar, is a unique, fast growing tree with a brilliant spring display.
Surprisingly, the Tulip Poplar isn’t a Poplar as the name implies. It is actually a member of the Magnolia family. So beautiful that it’s the state tree for three different states.
In spring you will delighted to see your tree nearly covered in large yellow, green and orange “tulips”. The blooms will continue into early summer and will fill your yard with a light floral fragrance.
Throughout the summer the 5 inch leaves are reminiscent of a tulip shape in profile and will blanket your Poplar in a vibrant green. Its natural conical canopy will shade your family and provide relief from the hot sun.
In autumn your Tulip Poplar grants a spectacular display when its leaves turn a brilliant lemon yellow. Get out your sunglasses because the brightest tree in the neighborhood will be in your yard.
The Tulip Poplar is valued for the large quantities of nectar it produces each year and is a veritable magnet for wildlife. Planting this Poplar in your yard will attract cardinals, hummingbirds, and butterflies.
Just as wildlife enjoys the Poplar for its varied attributes, so also will you enjoy its presence in your landscape.
Ships Fall 2013
* Unique spring flowers
* Yellow fall color
|Mature Height||60 - 100 feet|
|Mature Spread||30 - 50 feet|
|Moisture||Well Drained Moist|
|Mature Form||Round Crown|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to Fast|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Bloom Period||Spring - Summer|