Sweet Gum Liquidamber Tree
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Highly recommended! This gorgeous beacon of autumn will look great as a specimen tree to draw the eye at this time of year, especially in the sun when its leaves colour will deepen.
Liquid Amber Styraciflua (Sweet Gum) -The Autumn foliage colours of sweet gum are superb. The leaves are lustrous green all summer, then the foliage turns the most stunning range of reds, scarlets, purples and yellows in autumn. The Sweet Gum with its heavy crown of rich green, shiny, big star-like leaves has few equals for summer foliage and autumn colours. A genus of hardy, deciduous trees of upright habit and cultivated mainly for their maple-like foliage. Suitable as specimens or for woodland gardens.
Sweet Gum will grow on most soils where there is adequate moisture, trees grown in a rich, damp soil in full sun will colour best.
The name alludes to the yellowish-brown gum that exudes from bark fissures. It hardens when exposed to the air. Although bitter to the taste it was used in America as chewing gum to sweeten the breath. Heartwood, only sparingly produced in Britain, is called satin walnut, a fine timber prized by cabinet makers.
in 10 years 6mts. 20years 12mts. event. hgt 20metres
Grows on most well drained soils, best in full sun.
Brilliant autumn colours ranging from bright red to scarlet and lemon.Excellent specimen tree