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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
  • Additional Features - Good to know - grown for their maple-like leaves which colour well in autumn and upright, open habit. A splendid specimen tree in a lawn.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - eastern and southwestern Asia, North America, Mexico.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Neutral to acid soil

Buy Varieties of LIQUIDAMBAR

LIQUIDAMBAR acalycina

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Commonly known as: 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
Large £50.00 each

LIQUIDAMBAR acalycina 'Spinners'

LIQUIDAMBAR acalycina 'Spinners'  >


Commonly known as: Sweet gum.
New leaves emerge a dark blackish-purple then turning red and gradually fading to green. Rich burgundy colours in autumn
£17.50 each
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LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua

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Commonly known as: Satinwood, Sweet gum.
Maple foliage with excellent autumn colouring, liquid-amber describes it perfectly
Small £16.00 each
Large £47.50 each

LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua 'Golden Sun'

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
£35.00 each

LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua 'Worplesdon'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: 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
Small £30.00 each
Large £55.00 each

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