18-24″ bare root seedlings, 2 years old (2-0)
This gorgeous tree is a member of the magnolia family. It is also known as a yellow poplar.
FAST GROWING! It prefers moist locations, along streams. It begins producing flowers and fruits at 15-20 years. The flowers are in the shape and size of a tulip flower, greenish-yellow with an orange splotch near the base of each petal. This tree is valued for its wood, used in interior finishes, furniture, construction, and plywood. As the state tree of Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee, it is a beauty! Great for wildlife. Classified as ornamental and for shade. It can live 300 years, although in urban areas it is likely to live 100-200 years. The Arbor Day Foundation notes that George Washington planted the Tulip trees at Mount Vernon which are now 140′ tall. The trees have been used by loggers for railroad ties and fence posts.
Height: 70′ to 90′
Sun: Full sun is best, at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily is preferred
Soil: Acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained or clay soils. Prefers normal moisture, but can tolerate some drought conditions
Wildlife: Attracts hummingbirds and other birds, squirrels, rabbits, and deer.