|Grid reference||ST 19813 77978|
|Common name||Tulip tree|
|Origin||East North America|
|Height||22M March 2015|
|Girth||311cm March 2015|
|Age in 2015||Approx. 102 years|
This tree is at the east end of the Garden, on the lawn. Ordnance Survey maps from 1910 onwards show a tree occupying this position. The Tulip tree was estimated to be approximately 102 years old in 2015, and therefore may have been planted c.1913.
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.
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