Yes it is a tulip tree!

Tulip tree with yellow flower,

Visitors to our display tent over the weekend commented on the beautiful tree in flower over the wall in the orchard of The Court.  We discovered that it was planted by Mary, Lady Gainsborough, around fifty years ago.

Yellow flowers on tulip tree

L. tulipifera is a vigorous large deciduous tree with distinctively shaped leaves turning butter-yellow in autumn. Flowers 4cm in length, tulip-shaped, yellowish-green, marked with orange within.

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