The trees at Keele

We have over 150 species of tree on campus, not counting the 240 species and varieties of Flowering Cherry! Amongst them are many of our common native species as well as some more unusual ones. So, if you can't tell a Beech from a Birch or just want to know a bit more about them then read on!

Chinese Tulip-tree Liriodendron chinense

Chinese Tulip-tree

A native of SW China, it is similar to the American Tulip-tree differing in the often slightly larger and more deeply lobed leaves, and in the shorter inner petals in the flowers, which lack the orange pigment of that species. The Chinese Tulip-tree reaches about 40 metres (130 ft) tall.

Location: one in the grounds of Sneyd House; square J9; compartment 63N; planted 2008 in memory of Thomas Dicky Suharlan. Another is by Lindsay square J10; compartment 63F.