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  • Liriodendron tulipifera Tree
  • Liriodendron tulipifera Tree
  • Liriodendron tulipifera Tree
  • Liriodendron tulipifera Tree
  • Liriodendron tulipifera Tree
  • Liriodendron tulipifera Tree
  • Liriodendron tulipifera Tree
Carefully Packaged UK Grown Trees

Liriodendron tulipifera Tree

Tulip Trees

from From £49.99 (ex. VAT)
( £59.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

Something a bit different, this large tree has bright-green, slightly glossy foliage in a most unusual and attractive shape. The autumn colour is bright, clear yellow. This lovely ornamental tree is most popular for its yellow and green tulip shaped flowers that are produced in June –July on older trees.

The tree forms a pyramidal shape and will reach 10 x 6 metres in 20 years. Any well drained soil that isn’t dry, in sun or partial shade will suit for this most unusual variety. Tolerant of wind exposure. The Tulip tree has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

AKA Tulip tree, American tulip tree, Tulip poplar, Yellow poplar, Canary Whitewood more ›
Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Liriodendron tulipifera Liriodendron tulipifera
12L pot 150-200cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £49.99 (ex. VAT)
Liriodendron tulipifera Liriodendron tulipifera
20L pot approx 2.5-3.0m Standard Tree, 6-8cm girth £139.99 (ex. VAT) New batch ready Spring 2018
Liriodendron tulipifera Liriodendron tulipifera
45L pot approx 3.5-4.5m Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth £189.99 (ex. VAT) New batch ready Spring 2018
Liriodendron tulipifera Liriodendron tulipifera
55L pot approx 4.5-6.0m Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth £219.99 (ex. VAT) New batch ready Spring 2018
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in. You can give instructions on where to leave them via the checkout or email us (

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

Gift trees and those required for arrival by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Liriodendron Tulipifera trees

When planting Tulip trees, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown Liriodendron Tulipifera trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around, inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

If your soil is poor, mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems.

We recommend planting any ornamental tree with a stake and tie, to see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Tulip trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Liriodendron Tulipifera trees

American Tulip trees do not require regular pruning. If you wish to tidy up your Tulip poplar tree, do this during the dormant season. Focus on removing any damaged, diseased or overcrowded branches. If you require a clear trunk, remove any side shoots to help raise the crown.

Liriodendron tulipifera Tree (Tulip Trees) Description

  • Common name: Tulip tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 10 x 6 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Foliage: Green leaves that turn clear yellow in autumn
  • Soil: Well-drained, but sites in most soil types, except for chalky