Tulip Poplar Tree Blooms

@CarolDM (182368)
United States
May 13, 2022 11:28am CST
Blooms from my Tulips Poplar tree in the backyard. I have two of these trees. And each year they seem to grow taller. This tree is the state tree for three states. Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana. Very popular trees for sure. The birds enjoy these tulip shaped blooms as well. A cool fact is the trees are usually about 15 years old before the blooms appear. And these two trees have brought a lot of shade to the yard. I have bird baths under each of these. Enjoying the little things in my yard and garden. Have a good Friday. Photo is mine.
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@rebelann (97539)
• El Paso, Texas
13 May
Those are beautiful blooms.
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
13 May
Thanks, I have to agree. The trees are covered in these.
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@marlina (144132)
• Canada
13 May
Sure are!
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@LadyDuck (386938)
• Switzerland
14 May
Thank you for showing those beautiful blooms, I did not even know that this tree existed.
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
14 May
You are welcome. I will share more soon.
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@LadyDuck (386938)
• Switzerland
15 May
@CarolDM Flowers on threes are spectacular.
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
15 May
@LadyDuck I see them as a bonus.
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@RubyHawk (59416)
• Atlanta, Georgia
14 May
I have a poplar tree near my deck. I can’t see the blooms in the tree but I see them on the ground.
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
14 May
Glad you have them too.
@RubyHawk (59416)
• Atlanta, Georgia
14 May
@CarolDM The Poplar by y dck Is so tall I can hardly see the top.
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
14 May
@RubyHawk Yes they get very tall for sure.
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• Midland, Michigan
13 May
That's a beautiful tree and one I've never heard of before. I've heard of a poplar tree but I think those are different. I wonder how they're do in our winter climate.
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
13 May
Not sure how your climate is. I would check to see what zone you are in then you can know for sure if you are interested.
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• Midland, Michigan
13 May
@CarolDM maybe I can research where in Indiana they are grown. If mostly in the southern part of the state then they might not do good here but if they're grown in the northern part that might be close enough to our weather. It looks like it might do fine here if the winter temps don't drop below -30 to often.
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
13 May
@MarshaMusselman This site shows it is native to Michigan.
https://plantitwild.net/native-plants/plants-we-use/deciduous-trees/tulip-tree-tulip-poplar/
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@oahuwriter (22553)
• United States
14 May
Hong Kong Orchid Tree, by Petter Johansen Jan. 2012.
Beautiful! This is the first time I've ever seen this type of flowers. We have an orchid flower from trees. Photos of The Hong Kong Orchid Tree, Bauhinia blakeana by Petter Johansen.
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
14 May
Good luck with yours.
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@oahuwriter (22553)
• United States
14 May
@CarolDM Thanks, these trees can be found around town, that I've seen. In a parking lot, about a block away from home, there were some growing, but since been cleared before pandemic started. None in my yard.
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
14 May
@oahuwriter Wonder why they were cleared. That is too bad.
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@JudyEv (275288)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 May
I don't recall seeing these before. Fifteen years is a long time to wait for a tree to bloom.
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
14 May
Yes it us a long time but when you don’t know they will bloom it is a great surprise. I love these trees.
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@JudyEv (275288)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 May
@CarolDM My Mum waited seven years for her hoya to flower. She was thrilled to bits when it did.
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
14 May
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@shaggin (59921)
• United States
13 May
I have never seen this tree before. What pretty blooms it is. I can see how it got it’s name. Thanks for sharing this I leaned something new today now
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
13 May
Maybe you don't have these in your area. I love these.
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@shaggin (59921)
• United States
13 May
@CarolDM we have poplar trees but not if we have this specific one.
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
13 May
@shaggin They get very tall.
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@LindaOHio (91929)
• United States
14 May
Beautiful photo. I think we had tulip trees at our last home too. They're so pretty.
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
14 May
Thanks they are both doing well.
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@Dena91 (17696)
• United States
14 May
They are beautiful. I need to see if they are around here. I am sure they are, just haven't paid attention as much to it.
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
14 May
I will post a photo of the entire tree so you can get a better idea.
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@toniganzon (69071)
• Philippines
13 May
Wow I have never seen such a beauty.
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
14 May
Thanks, I will post the entire tree soon.
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@sabtraversa (13381)
• Italy
13 May
I don't remember ever seeing these blooms before, they're peculiar but also very pretty.
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
13 May
And on the tree they are often missed, with the green leaves.
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@marlina (144132)
• Canada
13 May
Lovely, never seen those before around here.
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
13 May
Not sure if you have these in your area.
@snowy22315 (135711)
• United States
13 May
I believe I have seen these, but didn't know the name of them...nice looking blossoms.
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
13 May
I will post the entire tree when I get time. The blooms are sometimes covered with the leaves.
@LeaPea2417 (33536)
• Toccoa, Georgia
13 May
They are lovely.
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
13 May
Thanks, a favorite.
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@FourWalls (42416)
• United States
13 May
So beautiful! We know how to pick state trees, don’t we!
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@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
13 May
Thank you. I agree with you, neighbor.
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@wolfgirl569 (53695)
• Marion, Ohio
14 May
Those are pretty
@CarolDM (182368)
• United States
14 May
Thank you.
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@ExplorewtMe (6239)
• Nairobi, Kenya
14 May
These are looking very beautiful. I think I am seeing the for the first time. Thanks for sharing.
@Juliaacv (65647)
• Canada
13 May
What a beautiful tree. I can only imagine how nice the flowers smell.