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Old 07-23-2015, 09:21 PM
Location: Climate Zone Dfa/ Hardiness zone 6a, 46062
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Does anybody on here know or think that a Yellow Poplar Tree could be grown in areas outside its native range, say, In Southern Minnesota, such as in a Place such as The Twin Cities area?
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:51 PM
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According to this you probably could..
Liriodendron tulipifera L

Because of its wide geographic distribution, yellow-poplar grows under a variety of climatic conditions. Low temperature extremes vary from severe winters in southern New England and upper New York with a mean January temperature of -7.2° C (19° F) to almost frost-free winters in central Florida with a mean January temperature of 16.1° C (61° F). Average July temperature varies from 20.6° C (69° F) in the northern part of the range to 27.2° C (81° F) in the southern. Rainfall in the range of yellow-poplar varies from 760 mm (30 in) to more than 2030 mm (80 in) in some areas of the southern Appalachians. Average number of frost-free days varies from 150 to more than 310 days within the north-to-south range of yellow-poplar.

Effects of temperature and moisture extremes are tempered somewhat by local topography. At the northern end of its range, yellow-poplar is usually found in valleys and stream bottoms at elevations below 300 m (1,000 ft). In the southern Appalachians, it may grow on a variety of sites, including stream bottoms, coves, and moist slopes up to an elevation of about 1370 m (4,500 ft). Toward the southern limit of the range, where high temperatures and soil moisture probably become limiting, the species usually is confined to moist, but well-drained, stream bottoms. Optimum development of yellow-poplar occurs where rainfall is well distributed over a long growing season.
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Old 07-24-2015, 05:38 AM
Location: southwestern PA
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But personally I would not even try. We had several and they are all gone now. They are prone to carpenter ants. They are very soft and are damaged easily. In groups, they get top heavy, twisting and sometimes snapping in the wind. They cost us a small fortune in maintenance and removal.
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Old 07-25-2015, 05:28 PM
Location: Floribama
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You would have to find one from the northern edge of its native range. I doubt one grown from a seed collected in Tennessee would survive in Minnesota.
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:20 PM
Location: Springfield, Il
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From what I've read there are some in Minneapolis. I think I'm realizing that a lot of things can be grown out of their normal range, for a time. We have mimosas here in central Illinois. But if we ever had temps like we had in the 1970s and 80s, I don't know if they'd survive.
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