Liquidambar styraciflua sweet gum tree in a 12 Litre Pot

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Liquidambar styraciflua sweet gum tree

The handsome species grown for its glossy, maple-like leaves that can turn brilliant crimson, purple and orange in the autumn. As this is seed grown there is considerable variation in the intensity of the autumn colours. The older stems have corky bark. A medium tree growing up to 6m/20ft after ten years. (E. USA)


  • Green foliage
  • Traditional
  • Medium tree size after 10 years
  • Attractive bark
  • Autumn colour
  • Open space planting
  • Needs well draining site
  • Needs full sun
  • Replacement prune
  • All trees are grown for a full growing season before despatch in 12 (litre) or 7 (litre) 'long pots' to encourage deep rooting for stability and fast establishment after planting. Our 7L Ornamental range includes the more unusual and slow growing varieties. Sizes and shapes vary but every care is taken to produce trees that are proportionate to the natural vigour and habit of the individual tree. Where appropriate they are summer pruned to encourage branching and flowering /fruiting. In the majority of varieties, minimum height is 1.5m, the exceptions will be certain shrubby and multi stemmed trees naturally of a bushy nature.

    Please allow up to five days for delivery. Pictures in this listing are library pictures that reflect the trees' main qualities and are for reference only

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