Tulip poplars can easily reach 100 feet tall. ‘Little Volunteer’ is just a third of that size so, now everyone can grow them. It has a tidy, upright habit and rarely needs pruning. The tulip-like flowers are a yellowish green with a bright orange centers. The flowers can be hidden by the foliage so, stop and take a look. They grow in full sun to part shade in moist, well-drained soil. They attract birds, bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. They are also the host plant for tiger swallowtail butterflies and tuliptree silkmoth. Best of all, deer and rabbits tend to leave them alone.
Compact size, perfect for today’s gardens
Flowers attract birds, bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
Terrific nesting site for birds
Host plant for tiger swallowtail butterflies
Deer and rabbits tend to leave them alone