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A closeup of the six-petaled, tulip-shaped, canary yellow flowers of the Little Volunteer Tulip Tree with a bright orange stripe on each petal and the dark green leaves behind it.
A view looking up into the branching of the Little Volunteer Tulip Poplar tree, showing the bright to dark green, large four-pointed foliage against the bright sky
A closeup of the six-petaled, tulip-shaped, canary yellow flower of the Little Volunteer Tulip Tree with a bright orange stripe on each petal and the dark green leaves behind it.
A closeup of the six-petaled, tulip-shaped, canary yellow flowers of the Little Volunteer Tulip Tree with a bright orange stripe on each petal and the dark green leaves behind it.
A view looking up into the branching of the Little Volunteer Tulip Poplar tree, showing the bright to dark green, large four-pointed foliage against the bright sky
A closeup of the six-petaled, tulip-shaped, canary yellow flower of the Little Volunteer Tulip Tree with a bright orange stripe on each petal and the dark green leaves behind it.

THE LITTLE SISTER TO THE TALL TULIP POPLAR 

FEATURES: 

  • In spring, large, dark green dinosaur-foot-shaped foliage emerges
  • Foliage color lasts through summer before turning a bright yellow in fall
  • Tulip-shaped, bright yellow flowers appear in late spring
  • These nectar-rich blooms attract hummingbirds and other pollinators
  • Fast-growing and low maintenance
  • Smaller stature lends itself well in city landscapes or as a beautiful shade tree
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 30-35' tall
  • Mature Width: 18-20' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 15-20' apart

Little Volunteer Tulip Tree

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Liriodendron tulipifera 'Little Volunteer'

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THE LITTLE SISTER TO THE TALL TULIP POPLAR 

FEATURES: 

  • In spring, large, dark green dinosaur-foot-shaped foliage emerges
  • Foliage color lasts through summer before turning a bright yellow in fall
  • Tulip-shaped, bright yellow flowers appear in late spring
  • These nectar-rich blooms attract hummingbirds and other pollinators
  • Fast-growing and low maintenance
  • Smaller stature lends itself well in city landscapes or as a beautiful shade tree
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 30-35' tall
  • Mature Width: 18-20' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 15-20' apart

Why plant Little Volunteer Tulip Tree?

Reporting for duty in your landscape! Little Volunteer Tulip Poplar is a neat, trim, military-straight ornamental tree that brings a crisp, tailored look to your yard. Attaining only a fraction of the size of the typical Tulip Poplar, it will never get out of line. The leaves are smaller too, and look proportional to the tree's compact stature. When nights get frosty, Little Volunteer Tulip Poplar transforms itself. The bright green leaves turn glowing gold, and the whole tree blazes like a candle flame. It will light up the neighborhood!

We can only imagine what they early settlers and the Native Americans thought when they first saw our country's enormous old-growth Tulip Poplars. Some of them 200 feet tall (and with trunks 10 feet wide), they were the tallest deciduous trees in North America. Tulip Poplars grow wild from Michigan to Vermont and south to Missouri and Florida. You can probably guess that Little Volunteer Tulip Poplar comes from the Volunteer State. Harald Neubauer of Hidden Hollow Nursery in Belvidere, Tennessee, found this dynamo in his seedbeds in 2001. He introduced it to the world in 2008.

How to use Little Volunteer Tulip Tree in the landscape?

Unlike many small trees, Little Volunteer is a fast grower, and it will quickly make an impact. Use it to anchor a mixed border, give structure to a courtyard planting, or add interest to a tidy front lawn.

Planting Zones

Hardines Zone: 4-9

How To Plant Little Volunteer Tulip Tree

Little Volunteer likes a location in all-day sun or partial shade and appreciates regular water. This is a pretty carefree tree, but one problem that may strike is aphids. In large numbers, aphids can spur an unsightly sooty mold to form on the leaves. Just make sure to plant the tree away from the house, car, and patio. Don't use pesticides on the aphids, because bees and butterflies also rely on this tree!

How To Water

During the first few years, it's imperative to water your new tree well in order for it to establish itself. When newly planted, water your tree slowly, deeply, and thoroughly. For the first growing season, you should water this way every three to four days to ensure it has all the water it needs.

How To Fertilize

When planting your new Little Volunteer Tulip Tree, we recommend applying the Bower & Branch Starter Plant Food to ensure your tree has all it needs immediately. Reapply each spring and fall for at least the first three years. This will encourage your tree to establish itself faster in its new home.

How To Prune

In late winter to early spring, you can prune your Little Volunteer Tulip Tree by removing any damaged, crossed, or dead branching. You can also prune to help maintain the overall shape of your tree.

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care. We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*For Big trees and Shrubs, Size XL and bigger: Review our Seasonal Shipping Timelines and Policy here.

Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations. Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.

Shipping Delays:

From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health. Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order. Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees

3-YEAR-TREE GUARANTEE:

Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

 

Reach out to a Plant Whisperer with any questions:

- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

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Mary Coscia
Perfect front yard tree

I purchased a 5’ Little Volunteer in my Spring ‘21.

3 years in - bloomed for the first time this year. Almost 30 feet, if not already. Arborist said may get a few more feet because of the SW location - I’ll prune for the first time this year.

Highly recommend.

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Mary Coscia
Perfect front yard tree

I purchased a 5’ Little Volunteer in my Spring ‘21.

3 years in - bloomed for the first time this year. Almost 30 feet, if not already. Arborist said may get a few more feet because of the SW location - I’ll prune for the first time this year.

Highly recommend.