Liquidamber styraiflua


American Gum tree is planted due to the gorgeous Autumn colour, with the leaves turning the most spectacular mix oranges, reds, pinks and purples, holding onto it’s leaves until well into November.

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Liquidamber trees are also known as an American Gum tree, can grow to be quite big and so I would recommend them for a medium to large size garden.  (There is one planted in a circle in the garden centre, which was a mature specimen when it was planted in 2015)

The Liquidamber is a deciduous tree, it loses its leaves during the winter months, however it is one of the last trees to lose its leaves.  The reason for planting this tree becomes obvious during the Autumn months when it gives the most spectacular show of colour with the leaves turning, purple, pinks, oranges and reds. Stunning for late Autumn colour and holding onto its leaves well into November.

When planting the American Gum tree, it likes moist garden soil and it will do really well in sun or part shade.

Pruning, isn’t recommended for this tree.

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