LIQUIDAMBAR

Commonly known as Sweet gum

THE autumn leaf-colour tree. The Sweet gum of the USA and Mexico with its maple-like (but tougher) leaves, breathtaking oranges, reds and purples and its gumball fruits, small, woody clusters that hang from branches in winter like those of London planes but spikier.

Genus of 4 species of deciduous trees from moist woodland in eastern and southwestern Asia, North America and Mexico. The timber is used for furniture and veneers. The hardened resin from L. styraciflua can be chewed as gum.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    palmately 3- to 7- lobed leaves.
  • Tree
    Upright, open habit. Inconspicuous yellow-green flowers. Female ones are followed by spiky, spherical fruit clusters.
  • Full sun
    For best autumn colour.
  • Partial shade

Buy Varieties of LIQUIDAMBAR

LIQUIDAMBAR acalycina

LIQUIDAMBAR acalycina

Sweet gum

large three lobed leaves are bronze-purple at first fading to dark green. A hardy Chinese species which holds its leaves well into winter

 
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LIQUIDAMBAR formosana

LIQUIDAMBAR formosana

Sweet gum

broadly conical tree. 3-lobed leaves with autumn colour

 
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LIQUIDAMBAR orientalis

LIQUIDAMBAR orientalis

Oriental sweet gum

shrubby tree. 5-lobed leaves turning yellow and orange in autumn

 
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LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua

LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua

Satinwood, Sweet gum

maple foliage with excellent autumn colouring, liquid-amber describes it perfectly

 
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Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2022 - Despatch will take place anytime between early September through to late October as stock becomes available.
LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua 'Golden Sun'

LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua 'Golden Sun'

Satinwood, Sweet gum

new leaves emerge pale yellow in spring, changing to green in summer and turning red in autumn. Golden-yellow stems

 
£35.00 each 
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LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette'

LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette'

Satinwood, Sweet gum

fastigiate habit with spectacular autumn colour in hues of orange through red to purple

 
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LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua 'Worplesdon'

LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua 'Worplesdon'

Satinwood, Sweet gum

long narrow lobes to the leaves which turn yellow and orange in the autumn. Occasionally produces fruit which other varieties do not in the UK

 
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