|Grid reference||ST 18128 78435|
|Common name||Tulip tree 'Fastigiatum'|
|Planted||by Malcolm Frazer c.1995|
|Height||13M may 2021|
|Girth||118cm May 2021|
This tree is planted against the Fairoak Road railings.
General tree description for Liriodendron tulipifera 'Fastigiatum'
Liriodendron tulipifera 'Fastigiatum'is a variant of the Tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipifera. It is a medium sized tree, up to about 20 metres tall, with a broadly columnar shape and erect branches.
General tree description for Liriodendron tulipifera
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.