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Slender Silhouette

Liquidambar styraciflua
Slender Silhouette has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

All Liquidambar trees tend to have a fairly upright habit, but as its name suggests, Slender Silhouette has a particularly narrow columnar appearance.

In autumn the leaves take on yellow, red and purple hues.

Slender Silhouette liquidambar trees for sale

  • 3-year pot-grown tree £74.00
    In a 12L pot
    Very large size (4m-7m after 10 years)
You can now pre-order for next season.

How to grow

To achieve the best autumn leaf colours this tree should be planted in full sun in a neutral or slightly acidic moist soil.

Slender Silhouette is one of the faster-growing Liquidambar varieties.

History

Slender Silhouette was discovered as a chance seedling in Tennessee, USA.

Slender Silhouette characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) - 2012
  • Attractive featuresAttractive tree / plantAttractive barkAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitColumnar / Fastigiate
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateFast
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnBronze / Purple
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. We try to keep all pot-grown trees down to about 1.5m as supplied, but some may be larger. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Liquidambar Slender Silhouette sweet gum