Liriodendron tulipifera at Roath Park Pleasure Garden

Liriodendron tulipifera 0

Liriodendron tulipifera
February 2015

Liriodendron tulipifera 1

Liriodendron tulipifera
mid May 2015

Liriodendron tulipifera 2

Liriodendron tulipifera
mid October 2015

Liriodendron tulipifera 3

Liriodendron tulipifera
late October 2015

Grid reference ST 18715 78633
Common name Tulip tree
Origin East North America
Deciduous Yes
Height 25M February 2015
Girth 402cm February 2015
Reference 83

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.

Liriodendron tulipifera bark

Liriodendron tulipifera bark
June 2015

Liriodendron tulipifera foliage

Liriodendron tulipifera foliage
early June 2015

Liriodendron tulipifera flower

Liriodendron tulipifera flower
late June 2015

Liriodendron tulipifera seed

Liriodendron tulipifera seed
mid July 2015

Liriodendron tulipifera leaf

Liriodendron tulipifera autumn leaves
mid October 2015

Liriodendron tulipifera seed2

Liriodendron tulipifera seed
early January 2020

Liriodendron tulipifera seed3

Liriodendron tulipifera seed
early January 2020

Liriodendron tulipifera seed4

Liriodendron tulipifera seed
early January 2020

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.