Tulip Poplar

Liriodendron tulipifera


Tulip poplar provides pollination for your local habitat. Animals also use Tulip Poplar for many forms of nutrition. Hummingbirds feed on nectar provided by the spring flowers. Tulip Poplar seeds, mature in summer and persist into the winter. These seeds provide food for both birds and mammals, including deer, finches, cardinals, quail, mice, red squirrels, gray squirrels and rabbits.

Height 70' - 90'
Spread 40'
Tree Form Modified Leader grows at fast rate of 24" per year
USDA Zone 4 - 9
Blooms May - June
Drops Fruit or Nuts Seed Pods
Soil The tulip poplar grows well in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained and clay soils. It prefers normal moisture but can tolerate drought in humid regions.
Soil pH 5.5 - 7.0
Light requirements Full Sun

Spacing 30 - 40'
Pruning Light annual pruning as needed.
Fertilization Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.
Watering Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.

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