Liquidamber styraciflua – Liquidamber or Sweetgum
*height & width at maturity
FORM: Conical becoming rounded
GROWTH RATE: Fast
FOLIAGE: Mid green summer foliage becomes red, orange and purple during autumn. Similar in shape to maples.
FLOWERS: Insignificant flowers in spring becoming spiky round woody seed balls which hang from the branches.
BARK: Ridged with a distinct corky bark, particularly on young branches.
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful large tree best suited in parks or large gardens. It has stunning foliage in autumn that makes it a great feature shade tree.
LANDSCAPE USES: Shade tree, feature, driveways, avenues,
TOLERANCES: Prefers a full sun position in well drained soil. Will tolerate wet soils once established. Has a reasonably aggressive root system. Frost, wind, coastal and drought tolerant