Fast-growing shade tree with a true “WOW” factor.
“WOW!” People will pull up to your yard and gawk. This beautiful shade tree is covered in spring with flowers that look for all the world like large tulips growing from the branches. The ‘tulips’ – in shades of yellow, green and orange – are so beautiful that museums and botanical gardens around the country have Tulip Tree walks, where paths are lines with these remarkable bloomers.
The Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), also called the Tulip Tree or Yellow Poplar, is actually a member of the Magnolia family. You can tell the family resemblance when you smell the air around a blooming Tulip tree. The fresh, light magnolia-like perfume will stop you in your tracks.
Throughout the summer the 5 inch leaves blanket your Poplar in a vibrant green. Its natural conical canopy will shade your family and provide relief from the summer heat.
Then, in autumn, your Tulip Poplar puts on a spectacular display again when its leaves turn a brilliant lemon yellow. Talk about a “WOW” factor…
The Tulip Poplar is also 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.
The Tulip Poplar is so beautiful that it’s the state tree for three different states, so doesn’t your yard deserve one too? Don’t wait until they’re all gone. Order yours from Nature Hills today.
* Unique spring flowers
* Yellow fall color
|Botanical Name||Liriodendron tulipifera|
|Mature Height||70 - 90 feet|
|Mature Spread||30 - 50 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|