Liquidamber styraciflua - Smoke Gum - Tree

£16.99 each

  • Will flower well in full sun

This handsome species is grown primarily for its glossy maple-like leaves that in autumn takes on brilliant crimson, purple and claret hues.

The colour is long-lasting and lingers for over a month on the tree itself, the leaves even look beautiful when on the ground once they have fallen! In older trees the bark is corky in texture and grey-green in colour. Delivery from November- early April.

Liquidamber is an outstanding variety of tree, it has a lot to offer any garden which has the space to plant it. The beautiful leaves are quite deeply lobed, they are usually star-shaped and they come in a very vast array of colours which are suited to any planting scheme.

The name ‘Sweet Gum’ Is derived from the resin which is release from the trees bark, this resin is known as storax and is often used as chewing gum by Americans. This resin can also be used in order to make glue and in cosmetics such as soap. The wood of the tree can be used in order to make furniture, baskets and also paper.

The trees become an excellent focal point of your garden, their maple-like leaves become beautiful glowing colours in autumn and make a real asset. These beautiful trees produce conker-like seed pods that fall in the autumn. These seeds are harmless and can be gathered and removed if they cause any inconvenience.

Rootstock: It's Own

Age of tree at despatch: 2

Height at full growth: 12m/40ft

Most of our trees are delivered as bare rooted specimens with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.

In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.

The vast majority of the trees we ship have been pruned and will appear trimmed.

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Catalogue Number 1150-1129
  • Quantity 1x 3Ltr potted tree
  • Height Fully Grown: 12m/40ft

Delivery: 5-7 Working Days

£16.99 each
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