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Liquidambar sty Stared
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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Stared'

Sweet Gum

Description: Large tree with a narrow pyramidal crown, densely branching, even when mature, the grey bark has shallow grooves. Deeply cut, star-shaped leaves are glossy green in summer, transforming to vivid red and scarlet in autumn for a magnificent display. Insignificant purple-red flowers are followed by spiky fruit capsules for further interest.

Liquidambar Growing Tips: Liquidambar should be planted in full sun to achieve their best colour, in neutral to acid soil that is moist but well-drained. Once the trees mature, they tolerate occasional drought as well as periodic flooding. Protect from frost when young.

Height and Spread (after 20 years): 8m x 4m

General attributes

Text Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Slow growth rate Slow growth rate
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Needs well draining site Needs well draining site
Replacement prune Replacement prune