A fantastic tree for screening and autumn colour, this species of tree has large lobed leaves, similar to a Maple. The leaves of Liquidambar ‘Worplesdon’ are most distinctive emerging in spring a bright green colour and displaying the most brilliant range of colours from September onwards. Beginning with yellow at the top, turning to orange, red and then a deep purple colour the leaves finally fall to reveal the spiky fruits that can last all winter.
This Sweet Gum has a less corky bark than the species. A clone, its unusual as it bears fruit in UK conditions, unlike the other varieties of in production.
A regular pyramidal shape when fully grown it is important to retain its central leader to ensure the tree retains its uniformity and has a balanced crown.
This tree won the Award of Garden Merit in both 1987 and 2002.
Does well on most soils, preferring moist, well drained, it will also tolerate slightly alkaline soil.
This large tree is a great choice for gardens and parks, offering fantastic architectural structure from its uniform shape and unrivalled autumn colour.
This tree is well worth consideration as a feature specimen, especially where architectural shape and autumn colour is required.