Liquidambar styraciflua - American Sweetgum - 50 seeds
Well known for its attractive form and Autumn colour, Liquidambar or the American Sweetgum is a beautiful deciduous tree to about 2m with corky winged branches, narrow and erect in its youth and eventually spreading to 6 to 8m and retaining its cone shaped crown.
It has large, lobed maple tree like leaves, deep green in Spring and Summer and putting on a brilliant Autumn colour display, rather insignificant flowers and spiny fruit balls that make an ornament on the tree in Winter.
It is tolerant of pruning and shaping.
It likes neutral to slightly acid, rich loamy soil, in its native United States it is found on rich river flats in a range of climatic conditions. It is frost hardy and an adaptable tree that can grow and thrive in the coolest southern climates to subtropical climates.
It is a useful Bonsai subject, particularly in a tree grouping.
This is a great specimen tree and puts on a colourful show even in the subtropics, great for large parks and gardens to add some colour in those dreary colder months!
50 premium quality seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds.