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Tulip tree

The tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) is a large tree in the Magnolia family. The botanical name is Liriodendron but the tree is more known for its common name tulip tree for its large flowers superficially resembling tulips. Flowers are 3–10 cm in diameter and have nine tepals — three green outer sepals and six inner petals which are yellow-green with an orange flare at the base The tulip tree is native to the eastern part of North America.

In Solliden you’ll find our large tulip tree here in the English park. We believe that this is one of the trees that Queen Victoria planted here in the beginning of the last century. Now we also have a new little tulip tree in the park, planted between the entrance and the castle.