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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Tree

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Green
Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Dark Orange and Dark Yellow in Autumn
Green in Spring and Summer

Fruit

Green in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

Higher than 12 metres

Ultimate spread

wider than 8 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

sweet gum 'Worplesdon'

Family

Hamamelidaceae


Liquidambar are deciduous trees grown for their alternate, maple-like leaves which take on brilliant and long-lasting autumn colour; flowers and fruits are inconspicuous

'Worplesdon' is a broad-crowned medium-sized deciduous tree with five-lobed, maple-like leaves which turn to deep orange and yellow in autumn. Flowers insignificant

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in lime-free soil in sun or partial shade. Suitable for woodlands

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Loam, Clay or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Drought Resistant or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free