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Poplar (Tulip)

Liriodendron tulipifera

Yellow flower of the Tulip Poplar tree

Everything about the Tulip Poplar, or Liriodendron tulipifera, is big: the leaves, the bold branches, and the tree itself. Possibly the largest trees in the Eastern United States deciduous forest, Tulip Poplar trees are beautiful in youth and grand in old age as the uniformly spaced branches give a full, dense appearance at all life stages. The flowers are attractive, although some people will miss them since they are so far above their heads.

Fall color of the Liriodendron tulipifera is a pleasant golden yellow. Mature height is usually 60'-90' with a 30'-50' spread, although many trees grow even taller. The lack of lower branching gives Tulip Poplar trees of all sizes a stately, column-like appearance. Tulip Poplar is the state tree of Indiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

Use as a shade tree and/or specimen. It can also be used in groupings; a grove of Tulip Poplar trees is extremely majestic. For maximum enjoyment of the unmistakable silhouette, place the trees where the outlines are visible above the skyline.

Table of tree prices
Tree Container SizeStem CaliperPlant HeightPrice
#30 (Summer 2020)2.5"-3"12-14'$249
#45 (Summer 20203-3.5"14-16'$299
#57 (Summer 2020)3.5-4"14-18'$349