Liquidambar

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Liquidamber, also called Sweet Gum, Star-leaved Gum, Alligator-wood tree among others, is a fabulous eye-catching tree that is at its most impressive in autumn when the foliage is a dazzling array of colour.

The leaf of the Liquidamber is similar in shape to a maple leaf, in summer they are fresh and green, turning in the autumn to shades of yellow, orange, pink and reds. The bark is pale and corky (hence alligator-wood); left to its own devices this tree can grow tall, but it responds well to pruning making it an ideal specimen to plant where colour is needed to brighten up your garden in autumn. For best results, plant in the sun, in deep fertile soil that does not completely dry out during summer.

Did you know that the resin, storax, extracted from the trunk of the Liquidamber is used in incense and perfume?

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Picture of Liquidambar acalycina

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Acalycina is a fantastic, unique liquidambar with only 3-lobed leaves. The foliage emerges burgundy brown in spring and the leaves at the ends of the branches remain coppery red if planted in full sun while inner leaves are dark green. This bicolour effect makes this tree very attractive. Autumn colour is coppery orange to burgundy red. Deciduous

 

Habit: Upright pyramidal
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 8m x 4m

Liquidambar acalycina

Current Stock Height: 150/160  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Liquidambar Burgundy

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A distinguished narrow pyramidal form of this lovely deciduous tree. Large, lobed green leaves turn a deep burgundy red in autumn and hold well until leaf drop. Give this tree plenty of space so the true beauty can be appreciated. Prefers soil that does not dry out completely in summer.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Liquidambar Burgundy

Current Stock Height: 80/90 cm  ? 

Container: PB28  ? 

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Liquidambar Burgundy

Current Stock Height: 100/120  ? 

$39.99


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An Australian variety noted for its smoothness of bark and brilliant autumn tonings. A beautiful specimen tree that will provide a blaze of colour in autumn, 'Festerii' is certainly worth planting. The dense green summer foliage turns to tones of yellow orange and red before leaf fall. Nice pyramidal shape. Plant in deep fertile soil. Deciduous.

'Festerii' is a particularly handsome specimen tree that needs space to grow and develop. The large, lobed, lush foliage is a fresh green in summer before putting on a fantastic autumn display. The autumn leaves hold on the tree well into winter.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 7m x 5m

Liquidambar Festerii

Current Stock Height: 160/175  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

New stock arriving beginning of July, 2018. Pre-order now. Estimated price $49.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


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Liquidambar Festerii

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Liquidambar Golden Treasure

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A distinctively different cultivar with conspicuously variegated foliage. The outer margins of the bright green leaves are edged with a deep yellow. In autumn this margin is suffused with shades of purple. Quite apt that this tree was introduced from Australia. Deciduous. 10 year height.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3.5m

Liquidambar Golden Treasure

Current Stock Height: 180/190 cm  ? 

Container: PB28  ? 

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Picture of Liquidambar Gumball

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Now this is really special. A unique form of Liquidambar with a dense, rounded habit. The fresh green summer foliage puts on a vibrant autumn display in tones of red and purple, holding well into winter. Deciduous.

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Liquidambar Gumball

Current Stock Height: 75cm

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Picture of Liquidambar Lane Roberts

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This selected clone is well known for putting on a dazzling autumn display. The fresh green summer foliage gradually turns to rich tones of darkest crimson red as autumn arrives. Neat pyramidal habit and bark that is relatively smooth for a Liquidambar. Deciduous. Height is 10 year estimate.

Plant in the sun in deep fertile soil that does not completely dry out in summer for best results. 'Lane Roberts' has an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3.5m

Liquidambar Lane Roberts

Current Stock Height: 1300/1500  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Liquidambar Little Richard

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A dwarf version of the ever popular Liquidambar with a dense, slow growing habit, Attractive green lobed leaves in summer that have beautiful autumn tones prior to leaf fall. A handsome specimen tree or extra special for group planting. Deciduous.

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Liquidambar Little Richard

Current Stock Height: 80/100 cm  ? 

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Seedless Sweet Gum. A slightly different form of Liquidambar with lobed leaves that have rounded edges. Green in spring-summer with lovely fiery autumn tones prior to leaf fall. Natural pyramidal shape. Makes a very handsome specimen tree for those that have space to allow it to develop. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

Liquidambar rotundiloba is a sterile cultivar and therefore is seedless.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m

Liquidambar Rotundiloba

Current Stock Height: 100/130 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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Picture of Liquidambar Stryaciflua

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The 'Sweet Gum' is simply one of the best specimen trees for autumn colour. Green summer leaves turn brilliant tones of orange, red and purple in autumn. Will grow almost anywhere but prefers deep fertile soil. Attractive corky bark. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 7m x 5m

Liquidambar Stryaciflua

Current Stock Height: 190/210 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

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A special NZ selection of the tree commonly known as 'The American Sweet Gum'. The green lobed foliage turns to tones of deep purple in late summer and as autumn approaches red and gold tones appear. Special. Plant for unhindered development in a sunny spot. Deciduous.

It is important that your Liquidambar is planted in a position where the soil does not completely dry out in summer.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3m

Liquidambar Summer Storm

Current Stock Height: 110/150 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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