Tulip Poplar


  • Native to Van Buren County
  • Bright Fall Color
  • Attracts bees
  • Common Ornamental tree
  • Good for wildlife
  • Walnut tolerant
  • Deer tolerant
  • Seedling height: 12″-18″

Height: 40ft-60ft
Spread: 20ft-60ft
Water Needs: Medium-Dry to Medium-Wet
Soil Needs: Sand, Loam, Clay
Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast

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Tulip Poplar
Description Tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), also known as tulip tree or yellow poplar, is a fast-growing, large deciduous tree. The tree is known for its beautiful, large flowers. Tulip poplar is a great tree for wildlife. It is a favorite nesting tree for birds. Its flowers attract many pollinators, especially hummingbirds. Its lumber is used for furniture, toys, musical instruments, and pulpwood.
Height 60 – 90 ft.
Spread 30 – 50 ft.
Growth rate Fast
Sun Sull sun
Water use Medium
Soil Rich, moist soils
Bloom & Fruit
Bloom time April – June
Bloom color Yellow, green, brown
Fruit type Samara
Edible/Inedible Inedible
Nativeness Native
Benefits Ornamental, good for wildlife, good for pollinators, showy flowers
Climate Change Hardiness High adaptability (US Forest Service)

Additional information

Weight N/A

5, 10, 25, 50