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Liquidambar styraciflua Lane Roberts


Common Name(s):

Sweet Gum, Liquidambar

SKU: c7b0f0626131 Categories: ,
RHS Award of Garden Merit


Stunning autumnal colour sets this large tree, with a conical/pyramidal habit and large leaves, apart from so many others, but needs fertile and well drained soil, disliking thin chalk. Great as a specimen, a cluster or as avenue of trees. Smooth bark

Full Tree Specifications

Mature Size: large

Time to maturity: 20-50 years

Habit / Shape: conical / pyramidal oval

Weather exposure: happy anywhere

Foliage colour:

  • green
  • purple
  • red

Season of Interest:

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn

Soil Moisture:

  • moist but well-drained soil
  • well-drained soil

Soil acidity/alkalinity:

  • neutral
  • acid

Bark colour: brown bark

Soil Type:

  • clay
  • loam
  • sand

Sunlight: full sun


  • exposed
  • full sun
  • sheltered

Tree features:

  • attractive foliage
  • autumn leaf colour

Possible pests, diseases, problems: generally pest and disease free


  • anniversary
  • Christening
  • memorial
  • valentines
  • wedding

Common Name(s): Gum, Sweet Gum, Liquidambar

  • Regular watering is essential from Spring until Autumn
  • Check monthly that tree has not rocked
  • Loosen and re tie tree ties annually
  • Keep weed free, and mulch annually