Liquidambar - sweet gum

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Showy feature tree for large gardens. Autumn leaves display in spectacular red, yellow and purple shades which vary from tree to tree, before falling for winter. Create a shady spot in the garden for summer and allow the sunlight in during winter.

We love liquidambar for the intense autumn colour, neat silhouette, tolerance of cold and heat

Liquidambar styraciflua - sweet gum

APPEARANCE : Deciduous green tree native to North America with large leaves that produce a vibrant display of red, gold and purple during autumn before leaf drop through winter. Leaves are lobe shaped, similar to maple. Tall and fast growing, ideal for large gardens.
USE FOR : Seasonal colour in autumn. Excellent for screening or as a specimen tree. Create a shady spot for summer and allow the sunlight in during winter.
CARE : Stake and protect from strong wind and frost while young. Frost hardy once established. No need to prune allow the tree to develop its natural conical shape.
PLANTING : Plant in well drained soil in full sun. Apply mulch and continue to water regularly until the plant is established. Usually around 12 weeks. Fertilise using a slow release fertiliser yearly in spring. This tree needs plenty of space for root development, avoid planting near paths and pipes. Suited to planting from Tasmania to FNQ. Prefers rich soil and regular water.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: Up to 15-20 m H x 8-12 m W.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants young healthy plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.

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