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Liquidambar styraciflua

This sweet gum species is grown primarily for its attractive appearance and strong autumnal leaf colours.

Liquidambar styraciflua liquidambar trees for sale

  • 3-year pot-grown tree £39.95
    In a 7L pot
    Very large size (4m-7m after 10 years)

How to grow

These trees are raised from seed so there should be plenty of natural variation in the intensity of the autumn colours.

This species originates from low-lying swamp areas of the south eastern United States. It does best in moist but free draining soils.

To get the best autumn colours plant in a sheltered location in full sun.

Liquidambar styraciflua characteristics

  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Attractive tree / plantAttractive barkAutumn foliage colour
    • Growth habit:Upright
    • Height after 10 years:3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Orange / Red
    • Sunlight:Prefers full sun
    • Pruning:Light prune
    • Growth rate:Fast
    • Site conditions:Free-draining site
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United States
    • Annual cycle:Deciduous