Tulip Poplar
Tulip Poplar
Tulip Poplar
Tulip Poplar
Tulip Poplar

Tulip Poplar

Regular price $12.00

The Tulip Poplar, also known as the Tulip tree, is one of the largest of the native trees of the eastern United States. It is actually not a poplar at all but a member of the magnolia family. Roots are fleshy, bark is brown and furrowed while branches are smooth, lustrous and initially reddish while maturing to dark gray then brown. Typical form of its head is conical.

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Growth Rate Rapid
Mature Size 70-100 ft tall (has known to reach 90 ft given the right conditions), 10 ft diameter trunk
Soil Best in well-drained loams preferring deep, rich and rather moist properties
Light Shade tolerant, will grow in sun but tends to grow shorter
Leaves Alternate, tulip-shaped smooth on both surfaces, dark green above and pale with a slight whitish tone beneath
Flower & Fruit Tulip-shaped yellow flowers blooming from April to June; Cone shaped fruit clusters with carrying an abundance of seeds
Benefits This tree species is a major honey plant in the eastern United States, yielding a dark reddish, fairly strong honey. Although getting mixed reviews as a table honey, it is considered gourmet by bakers. A desirable ornamental due to its fast growth, pyramidal form, insect and disease resistance and aesthetics. Fruits provide feed for some wildlife in the late fall and winter.

Please note that trees, shrubs, packets, and products will not be delivered by mail. Your order will be batched together and made available for pickup at a specified and location.

During Checkout please choose one of the the following locations and dates:

  • April 13 & 14 at the Sanilac County Fairgrounds
    • 171 Dawson St.,Sandusky, MI
  • April 20 &21 at the Goodells County Park.
    • Goodells, MI
    • Use the M-21 entrance at the north end of the park
  • April 24 & 25 at the Armada Fairgrounds
    • 74280 Fair St.,Armada, MI

Trees/Plants are primarily sold as Bare Root Stock. District Liability ceases when orders are picked up. Seller is not liable for improper handling or planting of plants after consumer has possession. The Blue Water CD is not liable nor guarantees survivability.