Liquidamber Styraciflua – American Sweet Gum

  • Description
A magnificent, large, deciduous tree with a straight trunk and corky bark. Eventually forms a broadly conical crown. Narrow and erect when young, the tree develops an oblong to rounded crown at maturity. Green leaves over summer turn yellows, reds, purples and oranges in autumn.
Height x Width 7 x 5
Height Range Medium 5-10m
Growth Rate Fast
Plant Type Tree
Shape Round
Country of Origin North America
Similar to Consider Other Liquidambars, Acer rubrum types, Quercus coccinea or rubra, Pyrus spp. Amelanchier Canadensis, Nyssa Sylvatica
  • Leaf
Leaf Colour Green
Deciduous Leaf Colour Orange. Yellow, Red, Green
  • Flower
Flower Nil
  • Uses
Specimen Yes
Good Shade Tree? Yes
Accent Yes
   Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.