Tulip-tree - Liriodendron tulipifera

    Alt Name

    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

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map