Top Questions About Tulip Poplar Trees

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Questions About Tulip Poplar Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
February 5, 2011

Q. Planting a Tree in Above Ground, Bottomless Enclosure

I want to plant trees inside of a concrete pot enclosure, like in urban streets. The tulip poplar is the tree.

Answered by
CaptainAng on
February 11, 2011
A.

I'm not exactly sure what you're asking...
Are you asking 'if' a tulip poplar can be grown in a container or maybe 'how' to grow one in a container?
Also, what hardiness zone are you in and I'll see if I can help~

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Asked by
tnord0830 on
May 29, 2011

Q. Tulip Tree

I have a tulip tree that I raised from a seed/ I left it in a pot for 3 years and brought it in during winters (Iowa). It has been outdoors in the ground now for 3 additional years and it does winter over, but in the spring it starts every year again at the base with new growth. The existing tree does not seem to bud. Could this just be too cold of a climate for it, or do I wait it out a few more years?

Answered by
Heather on
June 3, 2011
Certified Expert
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It may be just a smidge to cold where you are for it. It's roots survive, but the top does not. There are a few things you can do. You can give it some winter protection for a few years. Some trees that are right on the edge of a zone they can tolerate can't survive it well when small, but do fine in it when they get larger. I am not sure that tulips trees will do this, but you cold try wrapping it in the winter for the next few years and try.

Another thing you can try is relocating it to an area of the yard that is protected from wind and maybe even try to help along creating a microclimate. Here is more on that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/how-to-make-a-microclimate.htm

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Asked by
accordion on
August 6, 2011

Q. Solutions for Getting Rid of Aphids on a Large Tree

I need to get rid of aphids on a very large tree. Most solutions seem to be to spray the tree with some sort of substance, natural or otherwise. This tulip tree is about three times the height of the house, so spraying by hand is not an option. Any ideas?

Answered by
Heather on
August 8, 2011
Certified Expert
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Try neem oil. While you still need to spray the tree, neem oil is actually absorbed by the tree and kills the pests from the inside out. You only need to spray the tree as best you can and the whole tree will then become protected. Here is more information on neem oil:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 12, 2014

Q. Tulip Tree, Overwatered

A tulip tree that is approx. 5 metres tall (existing) has dropped all its leaves after regular watering to establish new turf surrounding it.The roots may have been sodden for 2 weeks until drain was installed and irrigation cut back. Tree has no leaves and no obvious buds. Do you think it could come back? Is there anything I can do? (soil around base is not too wet now) Any tips much appreciated.

Answered by
Nikki on
February 12, 2014
Certified Expert
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Were the leaves turning yellow before dropping? This would be an indication of root rot. Here is more info on root rot and how to treat it: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/root-rot-in-garden-plants.htm

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Asked by
yellowdeer on
August 15, 2015
Ohio

Q. Why is our tulip poplar tree dropping leaves?

It’s mid-August and the largest of our tulip poplar trees is already dropping lots of leaves. What should we do?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 17, 2015
Certified Expert
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Environmental stress can cause leave drop. Dry conditions or over watering.

Also Tulip Poplar is vulnerable to a couple of disease.

Here is a link to refresh you on care.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tulip-tree/growing-tulip-trees.htm

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Asked by
mrector0 on
February 16, 2016
Ridgeway VA 24148

Q. tulip trees

How do you propagate twigs from a tulip tree?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 16, 2016
Certified Expert
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You can cut a 4 to 5 " cutting from the tip of a branch.
Remove the lower one-third leaves and snip the remaining leaves in half.
Remove a bit of the bark with a knife on the cut end of the cutting.
Dip the end in rooting hormone and place the cutting in a pot of peat and.
sand mixture.
Maintain a constant level of moisture.

Place the pot in a bright, indirect sunny area that is protected from wind.
Start checking for roots in 4 weeks, but it can take up to 2 months.
Keep the new cutting in a pot until the following spring.
Winter over in a sheltered cold frame or garage with ventilation.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tulip-tree/growing-tulip-trees.htm

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Asked by
Jaggersjd on
May 10, 2016

Q. Bottom branches of tulip tree

Why do the bottom branches not produce leaves? Branches appear to be alive, as they are bendable.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 11, 2016
Certified Expert
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There could be issues with sunlight or nutrition to the tree.

This article will help you with care information and you can pinpoint the adjustments to make and help you tree to grow.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tulip-tree/growing-tulip-trees.htm

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