Liriodendron tulipifera #1 at Bute Park

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Liriodendron tulipifera
early June 2023

Grid reference ST 17743 77062
Common name Tulip tree
Origin East North America
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2023
Missing tag 2395
Height 29M March 2022
Girth 468cm March 2022
Reference 806

East side of the Nursery Lawn.

Liriodendron tulipifera bark1

Liriodendron tulipifera bark
late May 2023

Liriodendron tulipifera leaf1

Liriodendron tulipifera leaf
late May 2023

Liriodendron tulipifera bud1

Liriodendron tulipifera flower buds
late May 2023

Liriodendron tulipifera flower1

Liriodendron tulipifera flower
late May 2023

Liriodendron tulipifera flower2

Liriodendron tulipifera flower
late May 2023

General tree description

Liriodendron tulipifera is a fast-growing tree that can reach heights of 35 metres in Britain. It has pale grey bark with criss-crossing ridges and large (up to 18cm long), distinctively saddle-shaped leaves. These are bright green, turning yellow and gold in autumn. In June and July there are upright yellow-green flowers, somewhat tulip-shaped, and about 4cm in length. The fruits are winged seeds in a cone-like structure, which forms in the autumn and disintegrates the following spring.