Tulip Tree Liriodendron tulipifera
The Tulip Tree, native to eastern North America, was introduced to Britain in the 17th century. It is named after its flower which resembles a tulip. It is a member of the Magnolia family. It is a large ornamental tree, quite common in large gardens and parks. It has an unusual 4-lobed leaf and a large beautiful flower in May/June. The dark brown fruit stays on the tree all winter.