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Liriodendron ‘Little Volunteer’

Liriodendron tulipifera

Selected from a crop of tulip tree understock, Liriodendron tulipifera ‘Little Volunteer’ may well become the ‘Little Gem’ magnolia of the Liriodendron world.

Grower-friendly in its ease of maintaining a central leader, ‘Little Volunteer’ can achieve 3″ caliper in 3 years from transplanted 3′-5′ liners. Excellent as a street tree or for the residential landscape. Finally, a tulip poplar sized for the landscape.

Origin: USA

Description / Plant Notes:

  • USDA Zones 4-9
  • Rounded, pyramidal shape (12′ x 6′ in 4 years, 3″ caliper)
  • Excellent as a street tree or for the residential landscape

Patent Status: PP 19,581

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 4
Height: 108 to 120-inches
274 to 305-centimeters
Spread: 60 to 72-inches
152 to 183-centimeters
Seasons: Summer
Flower Colors: Yellow-green, Orange
Foliage Colors: Green
Light Levels: Full-Sun
Growth Habit: Tidy-Upright
Usage: Landscapes, Modern landscape
Patent Status: PP 19,581
Origin: USA

Grower Culture

Media: Well-draining media
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
3-gallon: 78 to 104-weeks with 1 ppp