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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Tulip Poplar Live Stakes are Excellent Shade Trees
The tulip poplar (liriodendron tulipifera) is the tallest hardwood tree in eastern North America. It is also sometimes called the tulip magnolia, whitewood, tulip tree, yellow-magnolia, tulipwood, and fiddle tree, among other names.
Tulip Poplar Live Stakes have Beautiful, Fragrant Yellow Flowers that Attract Bees and Hummingbirds
This tree is a part of the magnolia family, and it is not an actual poplar tree. It makes for an excellent ornamental tree as it produces beautiful, fragrant flowers. These tulip-shaped flowers are a showy greenish-yellow in color, with an orange band or cup on the tepals. Blooms form rapidly from April to June, depending on location.
Tulip Poplar Live Stakes have brilliant yellow foliage with reddish-brown twigs.
The leaves are unique but simple, measuring at about five to six inches long and wide. The top of the leaves is smooth and shiny, with bright, dark green color. The color underneath is a more pale green, with downy veins. Tulip poplar trees are deciduous, which means they do lose their leaves each winter. However, in the fall, the leaves turn into a remarkable clear, bright yellow. This brilliant yellow foliage is one of many reasons the tulip poplar is a popular choice to be utilized for ornamental purposes.
The bark of a younger tulip poplar is relatively smooth and light ashy-gray in color. As the tree ages, the bark becomes thick with deep interlacing furrows. Twigs are usually lustrous and smooth, with olive to reddish-brown color.
Tulip Poplar Live Stakes produce soft and fleshy cones.
It bears a narrow, light brown cone formed from many samaras, which reach about two to three inches long. These cones are soft and fleshy, maturing from August to October and falling through late fall and winter. Uses
The tulip poplar serves wonderfully as a shade tree during the summer months. However, it is fast-growing and may not be suited for all areas with its large size. It can reach heights of 80-120 feet (or more) and 30-40 feet wide at maturity.