The Sweet Gum is one of the finest trees for autumn colour. Introduced from its native Eastern USA in the 17th century, it won the equivalent of the Award of Garden Merit in 1975.
Sometimes confused with maple on account of its similar leaves Liquidambar styraciflua makes a large tree with a broad, pyramidal crown if its central leader is retained.
It is unique from its cultivars in that it has attractive, corky bark which is a feature at all times of the year. Like other Sweet Gum varieties this beautiful tree is at its magnificent best in autumn when it simply seems to burn with crimson and gold.
This tree is best suited to planting where space allows it and does best in fertile, well drained soils. Although it will tolerate most soil conditions, it does not thrive in chalky soils.
It is a super choice for planting in areas that you wish to highlight during the autumn period.
Mature height: 20m+
Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.
Get a quote for delivery for your county here.
Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750
Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.
Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.
For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.
For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.