- Latin Name- Liriodendron Tulipifera Hardy Planting Zone- 4-9 Mature Height- 40-70 ft Width-15-25 Sun or Shade- Full to Partial Sunlight
- THIS PLANT CAN NOT SHIP TO THE FOLLOWING STATES:
Tulip Poplar Seedlings - Liriodendron Tulipifera
The Tulip Poplar is a fast growing deciduous tree that is often used as a shade or ornamental tree in parks and extensive gardens. The brown bark is furrowed while the branches are smooth and aromatic. The tree will erupt from April to June in 1.5” – 2” long, fragrant flowers. These flowers are cup-shaped, much like a tulip. They are pale green or yellow with an orange band and stand erect instead of dropping down. The flowers nectar can be used to make gourmet honey. In the fall, the heart-shaped leaves will turn a bright golden yellow. Young leaves are light green, and when they mature they turn a shiny, bright green on top and paler green underneath. They are about 6” long and wide and are pinnately veined. It produces a narrow, brown cone that is about 2” – 3” long with a lot of scales. They are quickly dispersed by the wind and will make an appearance from September to October.
These cone-shaped trees can live to be 500 years old! They grow in zone 4-9 in full sun with deep, rich, moist loam that is well drained. The Tulip Poplar is a largest native tree in the Eastern United States, reaching heights of up to 70’ and a spread of 30’-40’. These trees are native from Connecticut down to Florida and as far west as Ohio. It is very rare to find one west of the Mississippi River.
Early settlers used the wood from the Tulip Poplar to make log cabins, canoes and ships, as well as in paper mills and for construction. Native Americans used them to treat a variety of infections.
The Tulip Poplar is highly resistant to insects and diseases. It will attract hummingbirds, cardinals, and finches. This showy tree has been chosen to be the state tree of Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee.
Tulip Poplar Seedlings are perfect for use as a shade tree and will be green during the spring and summer months. They will also produce small flowers that smell wonderful during the spring and will bring birds to the area. In the fall, it will be bright shades of yellows that will transform your entire landscape. These grow to become several feet tall and also several feet wide.