Tulip Tree

Tulip Tree

Magnolia x soulangeana

  • Full sun
  • Light fragrance when in bloom
  • Incredible blooms in spring that attract hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Easy to grow and establish
Hardiness Zones:
5 - 9
Bloom Colors:
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The tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera), also known as the tuliptree or yellow poplar, is an exquisite member of the magnolia family and stands as a testament to the beauty and grandeur of native North American flora. With its distinctive leaf shape, similar to a tulip, and its charming tulip-like flowers from which it derives its name, this tree adds a touch of elegance to any landscape. The flowers are greenish-yellow with an orange band at the base and bloom in late spring, providing a delightful display against the backdrop of its uniquely lobed leaves. Growing vigorously to reach heights of up to 90 feet, the tulip tree prefers full sun and well-drained soils, flourishing in a variety of settings from residential landscapes to large parks.

Not only is the tulip tree valued for its aesthetic appeal, but it also holds practical benefits. It is a fast-growing tree, making it a popular choice for those looking to quickly establish a mature landscape. In the autumn, its leaves turn a brilliant gold, contributing to the seasonal color spectacle. The wood of the tulip tree is highly prized for its lightness and strength, often used in the manufacture of furniture, cabinetry, and other woodworking projects. Its tall, straight trunk and rapid growth make it an ideal candidate for large spaces needing a fast-developing canopy or vertical accent. The tulip tree is an all-around exceptional choice for both its beauty and utility in landscape design. Moon Valley Nurseries custom-grows the best-quality trees so that they will thrive in your landscape. We have specimen-size trees available, and we value engineer our products to save you money! Plus, we can do the work, from design to delivery and installation.

Every time a plant is watered, the soil should be thoroughly saturated to a depth of at least 2 to 3 feet and at least as wide as a tree well. Very slow and deep watering is always recommended. During periods of extreme heat, we advise at least 1 additional time per week of watering for all varieties. For periods of heavy rain (1/2” or more) adjust accordingly by possibly skipping a watering session for that time.



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