The tulip tree or the “tulipan

In 1880, a special sprig was brought from Paris and planted in the first arboretum in Romania, which was set on the estate of the castle in Iscroni. At the beginning of summer (once every four years), Liriodendron tulipifera blooms, explaining its popular name: the tulip tree or the “tulipan”. The yellowish-green flowers with fragile petals forming a cup like tulips have, are barely seen highly through the leaves of the tree. Originating from North America, this tree can grow up to 50 meters, being adapted to areas of hills and mountains. At Aninoasa (near Petrosani, Hunedoara county), the locals take care of the secular tulip tree on the side of the main road (DN66A), being a symbol that connects it to the name of Jules Verne. But this is just a story told to travellers in Jiului Valley…

Leave a Reply