Tree Selection

Trees Introduction

The trees we have planted so far have been selected to give all round interest and variety. As you can see they are beautiful in many different ways, with different shaped leaves and changing colours through the seasons. They also bring a variety of flowers and catkins in spring and summer, and then in autumn, fruit, cones and seeds of many types.

They have also been chosen specifically to suit the site and soil at Hampshire Farm Meadows, and with the climate, both now and in the future, in mind. The Planting Programme will first establish the main layout of the site, with larger trees providing structure and shelter from the wind, before adding other trees in a planned layout.

Tap on a tree's name to discover more information about it and also locate it in the arboretum.


Tulip Tree

Liriodendron tulipifera

Tulip TreeTulip Tree Flowers


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Common Name

Tulip Tree

Scientific Name

Liriodendron tulipifera




A vigorous large deciduous tree related to the magnolia. Distinctively shaped leaves turning butter-yellow in autumn. Flowers 4cm in length, tulip-shaped, yellowish-green, marked with orange within. Tolerant of damp or dry conditions and an exposed site. Native to the USA from New England to Arkansas. Takes 25 years to flower.

Max Height: 36 metres

Soil: Acid/Neutral

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Find This Tree In The Arboretum 


Tree Numbers: 5,  6,  84,  85,  86