This incredibly beautiful Liquidambar styraciflua tree will truly transform your garden with it year-round colourful displays.
A truly impressive ornamental tree, it is in the gloomier months of the year when this stunning tree really comes into its own - in autumn, the foliage starts to change colour spectacularly, literally engulfing the tree in shades of fiery-orange and brilliant-red.
Commonly known as 'Sweet Gum', Liquidambar produces attractive, glossy green maple-like leaves in spring and summer, along small, yellow-white flowers which are followed by burred fruit capsules affectionately known as monkey-balls!
A useful addition to your garden, both for colour and form, the tree's bark is also very unusual, with corky scales that become wonderful deep ridges as the tree ages - perfect for the kids to take bark rubbings. It produces a sticky, sweetly fragrant resin when cut, hence the name.
This really is one of the very best trees for autumn colour, making both a wonderful feature tree, and a useful addition to the back of a border where it will shine.
Supplied as an established tree in a 5L pot, ready for immediate planting, the sweet gum will reach H12m x W8m so appreciates room to grow.
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