Liquidambar Styraciflua (Sweet Gum) 'Thea'
|Species||:||Liquidambar Styraciflua Thea|
|Common Name(s)||:||Sweet Gum,Thea|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Autumn Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Autumn Colour,Low Fruit Fall,Lobed leaves,Good for Bees|
|Mature Size||:||Medium to Large (15-20m)|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Tree uses||:||Urban Sites,Avenue Trees,Parkland Trees|
A Sweet Gum with purple autumn colour.
This lovely Sweet Gum is broad leaved and late to colour in the autumn, starting with the top third of the tree which turns a remarkable purple.
A recent introduction, selected in the Netherlands. Thea is in many respects similar to Lane Roberts, but as a medium to large tree, is a little taller.
It has a good, conical form and distinctive purple foliage in the autumn.
good choice as a street or garden tree, it does best in fertile, well drained soils, but does not thrive in chalky soils.
Mature height: 15-20m