Tulip Poplar Trees
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Question about planting a tulip poplar in a pot

Zone 23452 | Anonymous added on September 5, 2019 | Answered

I’d like to plant a tulip poplar in a large pot outside versus in the ground. What size pot should I get? Can it stay outside during the winter? How big will it get in the pot? And will it live a long time above ground in a pot?

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on September 8, 2019

A tulip poplar grows up to 90 feet and probably wouldn't do well in pot culture, which is better suited to small or dwarf trees and shrubs. You are in zone 8a so a tree should do fine during the winter in your area in a large container.

Here are tips to growing trees in pots:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/growing-trees-in-containers.htm

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