Tulip Poplar

One of the Fastest Growing Flowering Trees!

  • Great yellow color in spring and fall!
  • Yellow tulip-like flowers
  • Perfect focal tree for your yard
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An immensely popular tree, the Tulip Poplar, is a fast grower and brilliant yellow show-er!  Widely used as a street, shade, or ornamental tree, the Tulip Poplar is hard to beat.

This tree is desired for many reasons.  One of the main reasons is the tulip-like flowers that arrive in spring.  These stunning flowers are a lovely yellow-green with warm hints of orange at the base.  If you love yellow this is the tree for you.  In fall the unique, green leaves transition into a vibrant yellow.  In addition to the peppy color show, this tree grows at rapid rate of about 3-5 feet per year.

The Tulip Poplar can grow to a height of 70 feet and width of 30-40 feet.  So be sure to give it plenty of space.  This tree is resistant to pests and disease and extremely low maintenance!  This tree performs best in full sun and slightly acidic soils that are moist, but well-drained and loose-textured.

An added Bonus!  The flowers of this tree have a fragrance that attracts many types of birds including hummingbirds.  Squirrels enjoy nibbling the fruits.  And all types of wildlife love to call this tree home!

Get this classic, proven tree today and add life to your yard!


Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil Type Acidic, Well-drained
Mature Height 40-60 Feet
Mature Width 30-40 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Yellow
Bloom Color Yellow
Botanical Name Liriodendron tulipifera

Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

FREE SHIPPING on orders $99
Shipping charges on orders under $99 are calculated at checkout based on your location.

Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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We were very pleased with our order. I ordered the tree on a Thursday morning and it was delivered on Saturday morning. Excellent service. The tree arrived in great shape and it was planted the next day. I can't wait for it to bloom next year. I would order from ThePlantingTree again!
July 6, 2017
2 months ago
Tree arrived dormant but has taken
The tree arrived with most of the leaves in the bottom of the box and about 4 on the tree.( they fell off within a few days) I ordered in nov. So that was expected. I planted the next day and yesterday 1/17/17 i noticed 4 of the buds opening with little leaves inside. This is much sooner than i expected. Im in usda zone 9.
January 18, 2017
9 months ago
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Size flowering tree it grows straight, leaves tend to decompose leaves
Chris R on Jul 24, 2017
I was looking for a fast growing flowering tree to replace a flowering cherry that got diseased and had to be cut down
anthony r on Jun 29, 2017
Size flowering tree it grows straight, leaves tend to decompose leaves
Chris R on Jul 24, 2017
We want a fast growing and attractive tree that flowers.
Joe M on Jul 3, 2017
I was looking for a fast growing flowering tree to replace a flowering cherry that got diseased and had to be cut down
anthony r on Jun 29, 2017
Fast growing large tree.
Sharon W on May 17, 2017
planted one a few years ago and liked it
Wesley H on May 12, 2017
Just like the tree and it is fast growing.
EDWARD A F on Apr 5, 2017
My honey bees love them.
Ken L on Jan 2, 2017
We want to add some large hardwood trees to our backyard. These should grow fast and also add some color from the yellow buds.
Jamie F on Oct 9, 2016
We want a fast growing and attractive tree that flowers.
Joe M on Jul 3, 2017
Fast growing large tree.
Sharon W on May 17, 2017
Is it too late to plant now in Pennsylvania?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: no definitely not! Go ahead and plant now. You have at least a month left in even the coldest parts of PA. And really even later with extra protection and caution:)
if we ordered one of your 6 - 7 ft tulip poplar trees, how many years would it be before we would expect it to flower?
anthony r on Jun 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Plan on it flowering in the next year.
Can this tree be planted now (June/July) in the warm Midwest or should I wait until fall?
A shopper on Jun 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes but be sure it is watered regularly so that it does not dry out.
How long does it live?
A shopper on Mar 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Life expectancy is about 300 years.
How well does the tupil poplar tree do in kansas? and with honey bees?
Malea on Jan 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The tulip popular tree will do great in your area. Yes honey bees will love it!
I was wondering if deer eat these trees when they are first planted? We have a lot of deer that will be passing through the yard on their way to the fruit trees.....I don't want then nibbling off all the branches and foliage before they get a chance to grow...
Molly M on Dec 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The tulip poplar tree is deer resistant. Deer typically rarely browse these trees. They should do fine.
how does the tree ship...bare root etc. will it ship this year?
mike s on Oct 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All of our Trees ship in container with soil. We do not ship any bare root trees or shrubs
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