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LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua 'Golden Sun'

Commonly known as Satinwood, Sweet gum

New leaves emerge pale yellow in spring, changing to green in summer and turning red in autumn. Golden-yellow stems
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Palmately 5- or 7- lobed leaves. Foliage emerges pale yellow, turns mid-green and then to red tones in autumn.
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • Tree
    Small tree. Regular pyramid shape. Orange-yellow branches with reddish smaller twigs in winter.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
    For best autumn colour.
  • Partial shade

LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua 'Golden Sun'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Can be cut back lightly at the end of winter. Golden stems are decorative in winter
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Woodland garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Gold
  • Leaf form
    Palmate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf margin
    Lobed
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
6m (20ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  2-3m (6½-10ft)
 

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