Liquidambar Trees

Liquidambar styraciflua

£35.00£65.00

The Liquidambar Tree is an elegant tree grown for their maple like foliage and spectacular orange, red and purple colour in autumn.

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Botanical name

Liquidambar styraciflua

Approx height when sent

1 – 1.2 metres 5L pot, 1.5 – 1.75 metres 7L pot, 2 – 2.25 metres 10L pot

Ultimate height and spread

20 metres x 3 metres

When to plant

Anytime

Description

Mainly grown as a specimen tree, although it is also magnificent in woodland or park settings. They are also used in urban street plantings. A deciduous conical to spreading tree with large glossy lobed toothed maple like leaves, purple when young, green in summer turning to a glorious mass of orange, red and purple in autumn.

A fully to frost hardy tree, Liquidamber prefer sun or partial shade and fertile, moist but well-drained soil. It is not advisable to plant on shallow, chalky soil. No regular pruning is necessary but like all trees they appreciate weed, mulch and a feed in spring.

Suitable for a medium to large garden with space. Approx height in maturity 23 to 30m / 80 to 100ft. Spread 20m/70ft.

Common Name: Liquidambar
Latin Name: Liquidamber styraciflua
Soil: Moist Fertile, well-drained
Habit: Conical spreading
Position: Sun, partial shade, some shelter
Colour: Green with orange and red autumn colour
Hardiness: Fully hardy to frost hardy
Eventual Height x Spread: 28m x 18m – 100ft x 60ft
Special features: Beautiful shape and aromatic foliage

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