Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon'

sweet gum

5 litre pot (1-1.2m)
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  • Position: sun
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, acidic to neutral soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A gorgeous tree, with large, star-like, shiny, bright green leaves which turn brilliant purple, then shades of orange and yellow in the autumn. It has a rounded, heavy crown, and although it is not particularly fast-growing, it is not suitable for a small garden, as it is long-lived and will eventually grow to 25 metres. In Britain, it flowers intermittently and inconspicuously in spring, but it is for the foliage that this tree is prized. Grow it either as a specimen tree in grass, or as the centrepiece to a glade. Trees grown in a rich, damp soil in full sun will colour the best.

  • Garden care: When planting, incorporate lots of well-rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole and stake firmly. Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter.

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    Hi, I have a small garden but love this tree. Could I grow it in a very large pot to keep it relatively small, say 3-5 meters? If so what growing media would be best?
    Asked on 30/10/2015 by RHSL2student from Yateley

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      You could certainly grow it in a really large pot for a couple of years, but in time it will start to struggle, so ideally (if you are planting for the long term) you should opt for something better suited to a smaller garden.

      Answered on 2/11/2015 by Helen from crocus
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    I planted 2 liquid amber last year and it one is perfectly fine but the other has very few small leaves which are rapidly turning black. Can anyone advise me what the problem may be and how to trat it. Thank you
    Asked on 4/6/2015 by Cynthia from Leeds W. yORKSHIRE

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      This could be caused by a number of things, but the most likely causes are planting too deeply, root damage, scorch from too much fertiliser, or there something in the soil (builders rubble, lime, animal pee etc) that the plant does not like.

      Answered on 5/6/2015 by Helen from crocus
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