The Audubon native Tulip Tree yellow flower with orange to red spots on the bottom of each petal and four varieties of native birds that benefit from the native Tulip Poplar
A closeup of the native Tulip Poplar yellow flower with orange-red spots on the bottom of each petal surrounded by the green foliage
Three yellow and orange native Tulip Poplar flowers blooming amongst dark green leaves
A mature native Tulip Poplar in the fall standing tall with bright yellow leaves gracing the branches
A large native Tulip Poplar planted in a landscape showcasing the brilliant yellow fall color
Native Tulip Poplar four-lobed, dinosaur-foot-shaped spring and summer green leaf on a white background
A container grown native Tulip Poplar with an abundance of large, green four-lobed leaves
A map highlighting the locations where the Tulip Poplar can be found natively growing
Northern Cardinals perched on an evergreen tree
Ruby Throated Hummingbird perched on a hummingbird feeder
White Throated Sparrow perched on a branch
Yellow Rumped Warbler perched on a stick
The Audubon native Tulip Tree yellow flower with orange to red spots on the bottom of each petal and four varieties of native birds that benefit from the native Tulip Poplar
A closeup of the native Tulip Poplar yellow flower with orange-red spots on the bottom of each petal surrounded by the green foliage
Three yellow and orange native Tulip Poplar flowers blooming amongst dark green leaves
A mature native Tulip Poplar in the fall standing tall with bright yellow leaves gracing the branches
A large native Tulip Poplar planted in a landscape showcasing the brilliant yellow fall color
Native Tulip Poplar four-lobed, dinosaur-foot-shaped spring and summer green leaf on a white background
A container grown native Tulip Poplar with an abundance of large, green four-lobed leaves
A map highlighting the locations where the Tulip Poplar can be found natively growing
Northern Cardinals perched on an evergreen tree
Ruby Throated Hummingbird perched on a hummingbird feeder
White Throated Sparrow perched on a branch
Yellow Rumped Warbler perched on a stick

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 60-75' tall
  • Mature Width: 40-50' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 40-50' apart

FAST GROWING, NATIVE SHADE TREE WITH GREAT YELLOW FALL COLOR

FEATURES:

  • 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
  • This native tree is the host plant for the swallowtail butterfly
  • May Benefit & Attract: Thrushes, waxwings, wood warblers, finches, mockingbirds & thrashers, chickadees & titmice, orioles, cardinals & grosbeaks, crows & jays, sparrows, nuthatches, vireos, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, and wrens.
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
  • This bird-friendly native trees provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment.
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Size A and larger - Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Audubon® Tulip Tree

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Liriodendron tulipifera

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Why the Audubon® Tulip Tree?

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 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!

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

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.

Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 4-9

    Mature Height: 60-75' tall

    Mature Width: 40-50' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun

    Spacing: 40-50' apart

How To Plant

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

They require keeping the soil moist (not too wet) after initial planting. Once established, they are more tolerant of drought conditions, reducing your hand-watering responsibilities.

How To Fertilize

During fall, feed your Tulip Poplar Bower & Branch Elements Fertilizer once a year for about the first 3 or 4 years - this will give your tree all the nutrients it needs.

How To Prune

Tulip Poplars are a low maintenance beauty, meaning pruning is not a necessity!

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our 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 your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

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

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Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).

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- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) 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).


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