Tulip Tree

The Tulip Tree is a native tree to North America and features showy, tulip-shaped leaves, flowers and fruit.

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Fall Color

Soil Moisture

Well-drained Soils

The tuliptree is one of the most massive indigenous trees in North America. It is a part of the magnolia family and has a distinct tulip-shaped attribute in its leaves, flowers, and fruit. The magnificent, goblet-shaped, orange-yellow-green flowers appear in late spring after the leaves; the cone-like seed clusters sit erect on the branches. The golden-yellow fall color of the tuliptree makes this an exceptional choice for vast landscapes.


Step 1 – Dig the Hole Twice as Wide as the Pot

Step 2 – Remove the Plant from Its Container

Step 3 – Backfill with 50/50 Soil and Max Mix

Step 4 – Cover the Plant Area with Mulch

Step 5 – Stake the Tree if Needed

Step 6 – Water and Feed the Plant!

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