Tulip Poplar Seeds

Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) Deciduous. Zones 4-9.

This stately tree is reaches 90-150 in height with large leaves and 2 inch, yellow, tulip-like flowers. This rare North American tree once grew abundantly in Eastern Canada and United States. Tulip Poplar wood was once harvested sustainably to make canoes, but was taken in excess by settlers to fulfill their own building needs. Most trees today are found in the Appalachians.


Cold Hardiness: Zones 4 - 9

Edible: No.

SizeLarge Tree

Growth RateFast

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: Yes

Germination: Naturally low 15 - 25%

Sun requirements: Full Sun 

Soil Requirements: Rich, moist, well draining loam.



- Soak seeds for 24 hours. Follow with 180 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Start Your Tree Seeds".

*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 180 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner.*

- Plant stratified seeds in deep pots or a nursery bed using standard potting soil. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

 *Excited about growing Fruit Trees from seed? Learn more HERE.*


Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

  • $7.99

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