The pretty coloured new growth of Liquidambar styraciflua Acalycina
The pretty coloured new growth of Liquidambar styraciflua Acalycina
The red autumn colour of Liquidambar acalycina in detail
The red autumn colour of Liquidambar acalycina in detail
Liquidambar acalycina on the Barcham Trees nursery

Liquidambar styraciflua Acalycina

Sweet Gum Acalycina

Estimated fully grown height 12-17m

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Product Details

Liquidambar Acalycina, known as Acalycina Sweet Gum, originates from China and was introduced into the UK in the 1980s.

It is unlike other forms of Liquidambar styraciflua types in that its main attraction is in the summer rather than in the autumn. Leaves emerge in spring a rusty red colour before hardening to a deep green.

The growing tips are always tinted giving summer long interest. Autumn sees the colours intensify into gold and yellow before leaf fall. Liquidambar Acalycina thrives on free draining soils and is best planted in parkland or large gardens.

Mature Height: 12-17m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Autumn, Spring,
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Acidic, Clay, Well drained,
Autumn Colour
Autumn colour,
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
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Delivery Guide

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.

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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.

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