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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
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 provides 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 receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Tulip Poplar Tree
Hardy Planting Zone – The tulip poplar tree does well in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 through 9, which covers most of the United States and is hardy down to 20 degrees below zero.
Bloom Season – A tulip poplar will bloom in May and June with beautiful tulip-shaped flowers.
Bloom Color - The flowers are greenish-yellow petals with orange at the base of the flower. The flowers are approximately 1.5 inches to 2 inches in diameter.
Height at Maturity – Tulip poplars grow to a height of 70’ to 90’ and taller.
Soil Type Preferred – The tree will grow well in moist, loamy, acidic, sandy, well-drained soils, and also in clay soils.
Sun or Shade – The tulip poplar prefers 6 hours of unfiltered sunlight per day.
Tulip poplar trees will brighten up any landscape.
Tulip poplar or tulip trees are known for their pretty tulip-shaped flowers that bloom in May and June. These flowers are mixed in with bright green leaves that are 3 inches to 8 inches long and wide. During the fall, the leaves will turn a vibrant yellow.
Tulip poplar trees are fast-growing trees
Tulip poplar can reach as tall as 90 feet or more with a spread of 35 to 50 feet. George Washington planted tulip poplars at Mount Vernon that are today 140 feet tall. The tree can grow at a rate of 24 inches per year. It is known for its straight trunk and has a high canopy, making it a fine shade tree.
Tulip poplars do best in soil that is slightly acidic but can adapt to slightly more alkaline soils. The tree can be somewhat sensitive to drought conditions, and it should receive adequate irrigation during dry periods. It should be transplanted during the spring balled and wrapped in burlap.