An attractive ornamental tree. The Sweetgum Tree (Liquidamber styraciflua 'Worplesdon') cloaks itself in appealing decorative foliage. Frequently, considered to be related to maples as its leaves are somewhat similar in shape, but no relation!. In North and Central America, this is a native woodland tree, with its timber imported as satin walnut for furniture. However, in Britain, it is the more the foliage that makes it worthy of planting. When its foliage is crushed, it gives a rather pleasant, sweet resinous aroma. Expect a final height of 28m (93ft 4in). A large garden is a pre-requisite, to truly appreciate this tree.
Our Sweetgum Tree is supplied at a height of between 150 - 200cm in a 7 - 12 L container for year round planting and better results than from bare-root or root balled stock.
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Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.