Tulip Poplar Tree,is a fast growing large shade tree that can grow 15' to 20' over a 6 to 8 year period. Tulip Poplar can be used as a specimen tree on a large property it has great beauty and in fall can be spectacular. Tulip Poplar is a large, stately deciduous tree that is fairly common in the eastern United States. Tulip Poplar can grow to heights of over 100 ft with trunk diameters of 4-6 ft not uncommon. Tulip Poplar sometimes takes a conical form, but when grown in the open the Poplar often assumes a broad columnar shape that is its signature form.The distinctive cup-shaped yellow flowers are 1.5 in across and about 2 - 2.5 in length and really do resemble tulips. At the southern end of its range tulip poplar blooms in spring while in its northern range they'll appear in summer. The handsome flowers are greenish-yellow with orange markings and are held at the branch tips where they can be best admired. Flowers are followed by a brown scaly cone-shaped fruit. The leaves are single square-lobed and are about 6" long. Tulip Poplar has moderate water requirements and a moderate tolerance for salt and alkali soils.
$5 second year