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Tree Liquidambar styraciflua Liquidambar, Sweet Gum




Description This is a conical shaped tree which becomes rounded with age. It has beautiful finely toothed leaves which colour to shades of red, orange and purple during Autumn putting on a spectacular show. Flowers form in spring followed by spiky, woody, ball-like fruits which hang from the branches. Named Liquidambar due to its yellow reddish-brown sap.    
Mature Size 20+ x 6m    
Uses A beautiful large tree best suited in parks or large gardens. It has stunning foliage in autumn that makes it a great feature shade tree.    
Position & Soil Prefers full sun in well-drained soils. A hardy tree once established that tolerates many growing locations including wet soil.    
Pot sizes
in production
• 40cm/27L (1.2-1.5m)
• 50cm/52L (1.5-1.8m)
Substitutes Acer rubrum 'Autumn Red'
Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred'
Ginkgo biloba
Liriodendron tulipifera
Liriodendron tulipifera 'aureamarginatum'
Platanus acerifolia
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