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Liquidambar sty Corky
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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Corky'

Sweet Gum

Description: 'Corky' is an upright, narrowly pyramidal, deciduous medium-sized tree. Deeply lobed, glossy green leaves turn crimson red in autumn. Very pronounced wing-like, corky projections on the stems and bark are a feature of established trees. Plant in full sun for best autumn colour. The wood exudes a sweet-smelling resin when pierced, giving the tree its common name.

Liquidamber 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 10 years): 4m x 2m

General attributes

Text Green Foliage

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Needs well draining site Needs well draining site