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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
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£35.00 each 

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

    RHS group 1
  • 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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