|Grid reference||ST 18715 78633|
|Common name||Tulip tree|
|Origin||East North America|
|Height||25M February 2015|
|Girth||402cm February 2015|
This tree is on the eastern side of the brook a few yards south of the bridge and close to the bowling green. It is thought to be part of the original planting of the park.
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.