LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua

Commonly known as Satinwood, Sweet gum

Maple foliage with excellent autumn colouring, liquid-amber describes it perfectly
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Palmately 5-lobed or 7-lobed, glossy, mid-green leaves to 15cm (6in) across turning orange, red and purple in autumn.
  • Height
    25m (82ft)
  • Spread
    12m (39ft)
  • Tree
    Young shoots often have corky wings.
  • 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

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Small £16.50 each 
Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2022 - Despatch will take place anytime between early September through to late October as stock becomes available.
Large £65.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2022
plant size comparison icon 10 to 15 Litre

 

  • Additional Features
    Medicinal properties
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Eastern USA, Mexico.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Woodland garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • 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
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
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25m (82ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  12m (39ft)
 

Buy Varieties of LIQUIDAMBAR styraciflua

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

 
Small
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£25.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large
£70.00 each 
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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

 
Small
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£30.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large
£65.00 each 

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