Tulip Tree

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Tulip Tree Description

Tulip Tree 

The tulip tree, also called the yellow poplar or tulip poplar tree, is a magnolia family native to the eastern part of the United States. It is a fast-growing hardwood tree with a straight trunk that feeds the Carolina landscape's eternal beauty and shine. In several regions of the United States, this tree can acquire a height of 160 feet. It has also been recorded that, in some areas, people have witnessed a 190 feet tall tree. However, this tree's average height is 70 to 90 feet. A lot of fast-growing trees don't live much longer.

But the kind of quick-growing tree stays with us much longer than the rest of the fast-growing trees. Another thing that distinguishes it from other fast-growing trees is that this yellow poplar is a hardwood which other quick-growing trees aren't. 

Tulip Poplar Tree flowers sometimes showcase an orange-colored segment

The flowers of this tree tend to show up in June in the northern regions of the United States, whereas they bloom a little early in the southern regions. The trees flourish and show their flowers when they are almost ten to fifteen. The color of the flowers is greenish-yellow or golden yellow, depending upon the region's temperature and several other factors.

Though rare, the flowers also appear white in some areas. The flowers of this tulip tree also sometimes showcase an orange-colored segment. It's courtesy of the flowers that derived the name of its tree as the flowers are tulip-shaped and thus, the name. The tree is also a great source of nectar; you can extract about one tablespoon of nectar or poplar honey per flower. Yellow poplar is so famous among the Native Americans. 

The tree grows best in full sun as well as partial shade. Its bright green leaves are safe from sooty mold and keep their shine throughout the year. Yellow poplar needs moist, well-drained soil to flourish. Other than this, it also needs some acidity in the soil to properly showcase its beauty.

It also needs some fertilizers, which you'll need to provide in the early spring. As you can see, the tree can grow ideally in all kinds of conditions, but if you give it a pinch of your love and care, it will undoubtedly leave everyone awestruck.   

The tree will change the outlook of your Carolina landscape with its mesmerizing beauty and glory. Therefore, if you want to outshine others, buy this yellow poplar at the first chance.  

This tree derives its name from the tulip-shaped flower it presents.

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Reviews (17)

  • 5
    Tulip poplar

    Posted by Barbara C on May 11, 2022

    Trees arrived in good condition and taller than I expected. Thank you!!

  • 5
    Trees were shipped in great shape

    Posted by Russ on Mar 26, 2022

    The trees I got were bare root, but were packaged very well and were even showing signs of being ready to bud. I was very happy with what I bought

  • 4
    Tulip Tree

    Posted by George Adams on Jan 23, 2022

    An amazing slim yet hard specie that provided a good accent around my lawn. I had this years ago and placing more orders to line up in my farmtown.

  • 4
    Tulip tree

    Posted by Dewanna Lucas on May 08, 2021

    Tree came in good shape with a bloom at the top and some green sprouts down the trunk.

  • 5
    Tulip trees

    Posted by Jay H. on Apr 10, 2021

    My 2 trees arrived and looked very healthy. I've planted them and do expect they will begin sproutting leaves very soon.

  • 5
    Tree arrived on time looking healthy,, plenty of root ,,

    Posted by Michael Glisson on Dec 11, 2020

    Tree looks like top notch bare root tree ,, we’ll see how she comes out this spring

  • 5
    The color is just wow

    Posted by Issy Lane on Dec 09, 2020

    I love the color the tree I ordered turned this fall it was breathtaking.

  • 5

    Posted by Cassandra Hopkins on Dec 09, 2020

    I am in love with mine I order more every year they turn BRIGHT yellow in fall

  • 5
    Love it

    Posted by Vincent ebarb on Nov 17, 2020

    Everything so far is great


Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

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