Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Stared’ Liquidambar

Liquidambar

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

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • S Size: Small
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Replacement prune
  • Attractive bark
  • Autumn colour

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