A closer look at the many blooms on the Liriodendron tulipifera.
(leer-ee-oh-DEN-drawn too-lih-PIFF-er-uh)
Tulip tree blooms
Notice the distinctive 4-lobed leaves which turn orange and yellow in the autumn.
With a moderate to rapid (on good sites) growth rate to 60 - 80 feet, a tulip tree maintains a fairly narrow oval crown. This deciduous tree is native to eastern North America and can reach heights of 150 feet in the wild!
The tree west of the Cottage is a beautiful specimen.
The timber, called 'white wood,' is used in North America for house interiors.
Locations on campus:
West of The Cottage, north side of Arbuthnot Hall, and in the Grove