Liriodendron tulipifera at Cathays Cemetery

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Liriodendron tulipifera
late September 2020

Grid reference ST 18294 78729
Common name Tulip tree
Origin East North America
Deciduous Yes
Map section L
Height 21M September 2020
Girth 357cm September 2020
Age in 2020 Approx. 124 years[1]
Planted Approx.1896
Reference 599

This tree is north east of chapels

Liriodendron tulipifera bark

Liriodendron tulipifera bark
late September 2020

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Liriodendron tulipifera leaves & buds
late September 2020

Liriodendron tulipifera leaf

Liriodendron tulipifera leaves & buds
late September 2020

Liriodendron tulipifera bud

Liriodendron tulipifera bud
late September 2020

Liriodendron tulipifera seed

Liriodendron tulipifera seed pod
early November 2020

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Liriodendron tulipifera new leaf unfurling
late April 2021

Liriodendron tulipifera bud1

Liriodendron tulipifera flower bud
mid May 2021

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.

Sources of Information

  1. Estimating the Age of Large and Veteran Trees in Britain