Tulip-tree - Liriodendron tulipifera

Alternative names
Yellow-poplar
Description

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
ID guidance

The leaf shape is unique

Habitat

Occasionally found as a planted tree in public spaces.

When to see it

Flowers in summer.

Life History

Deciduous.

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