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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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/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3m

Liquidambar Summer Storm

Current Stock Height: 110/150 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

$49.99


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Sweet Gum. A selected form of this popular specimen tree. Fresh green summer foliage that turns to fiery tones of purple and red in autumn. 'Vera' holds on to her foliage well into winter prolonging the display. Prefers a sheltered spot with deep fertile soil. Deciduous. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Liquidamber Vera

Current Stock Height: POT-110/HGT-130 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

$49.99


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A handsome specimen tree with an upright form and graceful drooping outer branches. The large, lobed, green summer leaves turn striking shades of pale orange and apricot in autumn, eventually turning purple prior to leaf fall. Give it space so it can show its true glory. RHS AGM. 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/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 8m x 5m

Liquidambar Worplesdon

Current Stock Height: 210/230 cm  ? 

Container: pb28  ? 

New stock arriving beginning of July, 2019. Pre-order now. Estimated price $54.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


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Wairere Nursery
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