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Tulip Tree in winter

Observed: 13th January 2013 By: Rachy RamoneRachy Ramone is knowledgeable about PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in Plants
Solid trunk, airy canopy
Bark: ignore horizontal stripes - church notices.
Airy canopy
Buds, somewhat two dimensional
Description:

Another ornamental in the churchyard: Tulip Tree or Liriodendron tulipifera.
Very distinctive buds, being sort of flat: also, there is a scar running around the twig, just above each lateral bud, which is from the stipules. Apologies for not getting a good photo of that.
Tree has big, solid trunk but the canopy is comprised of airy, thin twigs, which tend to curl up at the ends.
I haven't seen this one flower (I think they need a hot summer to do so, hollow laugh) but the leaves are so lovely that I grow them just for the foliage.
EDIT: added proper title, sorry, only just noticed that it took the photo number, which is not very helpful as a title.

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