Liquidambar styraciflua

  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft

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

Liquidambar styraciflua trees for sale

Deliveries from week commencing 25th November 2019 (or December for bare-root).

Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
3-year Liquidambar styraciflua tree - in a 7L pot
4m-7m tall 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


  • Attractive features: Attractive tree / plant Attractive bark Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Site conditions: Free-draining site
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
  • Useful for: Open spaces Specimen planting
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners


  • Country of origin: United States
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
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