Tulip-tree - Liriodendron tulipifera

    Alternative names

    L. tulipifera is a vigorous large deciduous tree with distinctively shaped leaves. Flowers 4 cm in length, tulip-shaped, yellowish-green, marked with orange.

    Identification difficulty
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    The leaf shape is unique


    Occasionally found as a planted tree in public spaces.

    When to see it

    Flowers in summer.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Occasional, but widespread in Britain, NBN showing a concentration of records from Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map