FAST GROWING, NATIVE SHADE TREE WITH GREAT YELLOW FALL COLOR
May Benefit & Attract: thrushes, waxwings, wood warblers, finches, mockingbirds & thrashers, chickadees & titmice, orioles, cardinals & grosbeaks, crows & jays, sparrows, nuthatches, vireos, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, and wrens
- In late spring, yellow and red-spotted tulip-shaped flowers cover the tree after it leafs out
- The dark green, dinosaur-foot-shaped leaves turn a vibrant yellow color in fall
- The flowers attract all sorts of pollinators - birds, bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
This native tree is the host plant for the swallowtail butterfly
- This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
- All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment
- The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Mature Height: 60-75' tall
- Mature Width: 40-50' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 40-50' apart
Why plant Audubon® Native Tulip Tree Treeling?
For many birds, a Tulip Poplar is a great place to raise a family. It has everything they need! Tree-nesters like robins and orioles will find sturdy branches and leafy cover for homesites. Seed-eaters like cardinals and finches will find nourishment in the plentiful fall crop. Insect-eaters like warblers and sparrows will find a free lunch while controlling aphids on your tree. And hummingbirds will find sweet nectar in the Tulip Poplar’s flowers. Few trees offer so many benefits to so many birds. Let this avian favorite be a key component of your backyard bird habitat.
George Washington planted his now famous Tulip Poplar trees on the grounds of Mount Vernon, his home on the Potomac River in Virginia, 1785. Now more than 200 years later these trees stand over 100 feet tall. To date these trees have produced over 1000 descendants! This more than makes up for his cutting down his father’s Cherry Tree.
How to use Audubon® Native Tulip Tree Treeling in the landscape?
I don't think anyone will be tiptoeing through these tulips! Tulip Poplars are fairly large trees native to the eastern United States. Large bright green - almost square - leaves turn to golden yellow in fall. These fast-growing trees also produce a unique greenish tulip-like flower in June. Inside these extraordinary flowers is a large seed head (similar to the Magnolia, to which the Tulip Poplar is related) which some birds find quite irresistible!
Audubon® Native Plants & Trees
Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.
What is the definition of Native?
“In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society
Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.
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Hardiness Zone: 4-9
How To Plant Audubon® Native Tulip Tree Treeling
Tulip Poplars are desired by people who appreciate the unique foliage, the tulip-shaped flowers, and the overall shape of the tree. These large trees are very easy to grow. Tulip Poplars are fast growers and they prefer full sun and moist soil. The main pest problem that may occur with the Tulip Poplar is aphids. These tiny insects secrete a sticky residue, called “honeydew.” This honeydew can be a nuisance by dripping from the leaves and creating a sticky mess on anything below the tree’s canopy – a good reason not to plant it near the house, street, or patio. Insecticides can control aphids although harsh chemical insecticides can kill beneficial insects as well as the aphids; beneficial insects are attracted to aphids and the honeydew. If the aphids don’t seem to be a big nuisance, you can skip the insecticide and allow some beneficial insects, such as ladybugs, to take care of them for you.
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
A young tree may need a little extra support to ensure that it lives a long and healthy life. Stake your new Treeling with a 6-8 foot tall wood or bamboo stake. Use expandable ties that will stretch as the tree grows, fastening the stake to the main trunk from the base to the top. Check the ties every few months, at least twice a year; ensuring the ties are not digging into the trunk. If there is any sign of this, take the tie off and reattach it, giving the tree more room to grow.
As your tree grows, remove a few of the lower branches each year if you do not want your tree to have lower limbs. Remove these lower branches before they reach 1/2 inch in diameter. It is better to make small cuts to avoid cutting a large, more mature branch - this is too stressful for the tree. Each year, make any corrective pruning needed, paying particular attention to removing damaged branches, rubbing branches, multiple leaders at the top, or suckers at the base. Limit any pruning to no more than 25% of the branching structure in a given year. Pruning benefits the tree and helps to achieve a balanced tree form.
After two or three years you can feel free to remove the stake from the tree.
How Does Shipping Work?
Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
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.
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