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Does Anyone Have a Tulip Tree?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:57 am
by soccermomof3
I am hoping to put in a couple of trees this year, so am trying to decide what I'd like. One consideration is a tulip tree, but I seem to remember hearing that they send up lots of bothersome seedlings. That is the reason I got rid of my rose of sharons, so I'm interested to hear if anyone has any experience with the tulip tree. Other favourite trees?

Re: Does Anyone Have a Tulip Tree?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:11 am
by HeidiPG
What Zone are you in? recommendations would range vastly based on that factor alone.
Are you looking for a smaller landscape tree or something that can get larger?
I assume you want something that blooms?
other attributes that appeal, fall colour, final shape, rounded, columnar, fruiting?

I found this online guide to trees in Canada, it is from Ontario:

http://www.canadiantreetours.org/specie ... /what.html

Re: Does Anyone Have a Tulip Tree?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:41 am
by soccermomof3
Thanks for the link, Heidi. I am in zone 7a (Niagara region). This actually shocks me, as I think they've changed the number over the years; I can't believe it's not lower. We have an acre property, and some of the oldest, largest trees are starting to die. I am thinking of the tulip tree for an open spot, where something could grow quite big. I do think it should be a tree with a deep taproot vs shallow spreading roots, as there is our septic system in the near vicinity. I don't care really if it blooms or not, as I am planning to put in a few smaller blooming trees elsewhere. This spot would be to replace a beech we have lost. There are still three beech left in the area, and I have wondered if I should just put in another beech, but thought it would be fun to mix it up a little.