Tulip tree blooms nine years after planting
One of a group of tulip trees planted between the Edward Boyle Library and the School of Music up to 9 years ago is finally in bloom.
Dr John Lydon, who brought the flower to our attention said, "Every year since the trees were planted, I have looked for any sign of a flower and they are every bit as exotic as my Observers Book of Trees led me to believe
Tulip trees are so-named due to their unique leaves which take on a tulip shape with flowers that are also shaped like a tulip. Taking such a long time to bloom is not unusual, with some taking up to 15 years or more for a flower to appear.Posted in: University news