Liquidambar styraciflua 'Gum Ball'Sweet Gum

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

FROM £65.99

Superb autumn colour

Attractive fissured bark

A magnificent specimen tree

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Height Up to 500cm (196in)
Spread Up to 250cm (98in)

Hardy Tree

specimen plantwoodland garden

sun or semi shade

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Description
A compact form of L. styraciflua bringing the spectacular autumn colours of New England to your garden, The large palmate, maple-like, mid green leaves turn a kaleidoscope of orange, red and purple colours as the cooler autumn weather approaches. Small green flowers appear in spring followed by corky winged fruit capsules. Liquidamber styraciflua 'Gum Ball' is best grown in full sun for the brightest autumn colours. Although it prefers a neutral to acid soil it will tolerate chalky soils if planted into a good depth of soil. Height: 5m (16'). Spread: 2.5m (8').

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.


2 x 12 litre potted liquidambar plants (TKA3227)
1 x 12 litre potted liquidambar plant (KA3226)

How to Grow
Plant Liquidambar trees into any moist, fertile, well drained soil in sun or semi-shade. Although Liquidambar prefers a neutral to acid soil, it is lime-tolerant in chalky areas provided that it has sufficient depth of soil. For the best autumn colours, choose a position in full sun.
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Feed and water regularly until fully established. Liquidambar will require very little pruning, however, damaged or misplaced shoots may be pruned out in winter or early spring while the tree is dormant.
Delivery

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Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

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For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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