Shade and Ornamental Trees: Liquidambar (Sweetgum)

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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Emerald Sentinel'

Emerald Sentinel Sweetgum is a perfectly shaped Sweetgum. Growth habit is narrowly columnar and compact. Another good small yard or street tree with excellent fall colours of yellow-orange to orange.

Liquidambar styracifula 'Gumball'

The Gumball Liquidambar cultivar has a rounded globular shpe with lush star-shaped green leaves, which turn to a beautiful yellow-gold with splashes of red in late autumn.

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Happidaze'

Happidaze Sweetgum has a pyramidal form when young, maturing to an oval-rounded shape. Happidaze appears to be fruitless; its glossy dark green foliage turns maroon in the fall. Branches and trunk are covered with heavy, corky bark.

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Sun Spot'

Sun Spot Sweetgum (aka 'Gold Dust') is a pyramidal tree when young, maturing to an oval-rounded shape. Green leaves are mottled with cream which intensifies to golden dust speckles as the season progresses, with new foliage displaying splashes of pink. In fall the golden tones will turn pink and the greens will turn red.

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette'

A recent introduction of Sweetgum from Don Shadow with an extremely narrow growth habit. It has the usual clean glossy green foliage of the sweet gum which develops some of the best fall colours of any tree; a gorgeous mix of yellow, orange and burgundy.

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon'

Worplesdon Sweet Gum is a cold tolerant selection known for its maple-like, narrow-lobed foliage, glossy green in summer and brilliant orange, red and purple in fall. One of the most reliable fall colour displays on the West Coast! Liquidambar from the Latin "liquidus" and the Persian "ambar", referring to the fragrant resin that collects as a result of damage to the bark.