We Ship Our Bareroot Plants To Everyone Nationwide.
Helpful Gardening Tips
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
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 is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
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 receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
The Tulip Poplar or Liriodendron tulipifera is a member of the magnolia family, not the poplar family of trees. It is commonly known by several names, including fiddle tree, tulip tree, whitewood, and yellow-poplar, among others. The tulip poplar is native to the easter part of North America, from southern Ontario and Massachusetts down to central Louisiana and Florida. It averages a height of 70 to 100 feet, while virgin forests can have trees as tall as 160 feet. It prefers rich, moist soil, though not swampy, and full sun, at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. This species is considered fast-growing, increasing at least 24 inches per year. However, it is more robust and longer-lasting than many fast-growing trees.
The tulip poplar can be used as an ornamental or shade tree. It has a spreading canopy that is perfect for creating a shady area in your yard. The bark of the truck is brown with branches that start reddish before changing to dark gray, then brown. The leaves have a unique wedge or heart shape with two ear-like tips below it and are bright green and shiny on the top side and pale green on the underside—the tree blooms in May and June. The tulip poplar flowers are 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter and look like a tulip. They are pale green or yellow with orange at the base. These flowers produce nectar for bees and hummingbirds. The colorful seeds, showcased on the tree through summer and fall, are eaten by several bird species, mice, squirrels, and rabbits.
Historically these trees were used by loggers for fence posts and railroad ties. Native Americans and some early settlers used this wood for dugout canoes. George Washington even planted tulip poplars at Mount Vernon, now 140 feet tall.