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Liquidambar styraciflua

Foliage Deciduous
Form Branches Ascending
Mature Size 20+ x 6m
Family Hamamelidaceae
Liquidambar, Sweet Gum

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.

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.

Prefers full sun in well-drained soils. A hardy tree once established that tolerates many growing locations including wet soil.


Deciduous

Branches Ascending

Giant

Shade Tree

Specimen
     


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