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.



SEED PRETREATMENT: Soak seeds in water for 24 hours. Mix seeds with a moistened grow medium equal to 4x seed volume. Place in a plastic bag, covered tray/cells or container.

STRATIFICATION: 180 days cold/moist (5°C). Place plastic bag with seeds and soil in your refrigerator, preferably in a veggie crisper. Inspect periodically for moisture and early germination

POST-STRATIFICATION: Sow stratified seeds 3/8” deep. Alternating soil temperatures during the day (20°C) and night (15°C) is beneficial for timely germination. Water evenly and regularly.

GERMINATION: When all previously mentioned requirements are fulfilled, germination generally occurs in 30-60 days. Germination can happen erratically.

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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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