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 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/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Liquidambar Burgundy

Current Stock Height: 100/120  ? 

$39.99


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Liquidambar Burgundy

Current Stock Height: 140/170 cm  ? 

Container: PB28  ? 

$49.99


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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/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Liquidambar Golden Treasure

Current Stock Height: 140/170 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

$49.99


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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/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Liquidambar Gumball

Current Stock Height: 75cm

Container: pb28  ? 

$49.99

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Picture of Liquidambar Gumball H/W 1.5

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. Grafted on to a standard that forms a characterful 'corky' trunk. Deciduous.

Plant your Liquidambar in deeply worked soil that does not completely dry out in summer.

 

Liquidambar Gumball H/W 1.5

New stock arriving beginning of April, 2019. Pre-order now. Estimated price $99.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


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Now this is really special. A unique form of Liquidambar with a dense, shrubby, rounded habit. The fresh green summer foliage turns orange, red, wine and purple in autumn and holds well into winter. Grafted on to a standard that forms a quirky corky trunk to give a unique overall effect. Deciduous.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Stdcm x cm

Liquidambar Gumball STD

Current Stock Height: STD 90/H130 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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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/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3.5m

Liquidambar Lane Roberts

Current Stock Height: 130/160  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

$49.99


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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/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Liquidambar Little Richard

Current Stock Height: 70 cm

Container: pb12  ? 

$64.99


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Picture of Liquidambar Palo Alto

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Sweet Gum. Narrow upright pyramidal form. Summer leaves are a rich green but these become stunning autumn colour from orange and apricot and finally turning purple in autumn before falling. Colours well in all climates. Excellent street tree.Deciduous

 

Habit: Narrow pyramidal
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 7m x 4m

Liquidambar Alto Palo

Current Stock Height: 1.6/2m  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

$59.99


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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/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 4m

Liquidambar Rotundiloba

Current Stock Height: 220 cm

Container: pb18  ? 

$54.99


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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/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 7m x 5m

Liquidambar Stryaciflua

Current Stock Height: 190/210 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

New stock arriving beginning of July, 2019. Pre-order now. Estimated price $39.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


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