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The stunning autumn colour of Liquidambar styraciflua Lane Roberts
The stunning autumn colour of Liquidambar styraciflua Lane Roberts
The stunning wine red autumn colour of Liquidambar styraciflua Lane Roberts
The stunning autumn colour of Liquidambar styraciflua Lane Roberts in a parkland
Liquidambar styraciflua Lane Roberts in summer foliage on the Barcham Trees nursery
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Liquidambar styraciflua Lane Roberts

Sweet Gum Lane Roberts

Estimated fully grown height 7-12m

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Product Details

Liquidambar styraciflua Lane Roberts is a particularly stunning cultivar of Sweet Gum that does particularly well in the UK.  The Sweet Gum is native to Eastern USA, where it is seen to grow to epic proportions; thankfully this variety is smaller growing than the parent, making it useful for gardens.

This tree is grown for its beautiful foliage and autumn colour; it is late to come into leaf in spring and produces deeply lobed, bright green foliage that is often mistaken for that of a Maple.  In autumn, Sweet Gum come into the lime light, giving a flashy display of colour that varies greatly between the different cultivars of Liquidambar.  The Lane Roberts Sweet Gum produces autumn colours of deep red and burgundy.  As with all cultivars of Liquidambar styraciflua, the bark is smooth and grey, unlike the fissured bark of the parent.

Liquidambar styraciflua Lane Roberts is both smaller in stature and tighter in its pyramidal shape than the species, with a larger leaf and more red focus to the autumn colour.  That said, it follows the preferences of its parent for soil type, enjoying fertile, well drained soils.  It performs poorly on chalky soils.

Due to its lesser size at maturity, this slightly smaller growing specimen of Sweet Gum is a wonderful choice for gardens that can cope with a larger tree.  It is perhaps best planted to complement some of the spring flowering trees, such as Malus, that do not have such glorious autumn colour, thus making the best of all the seasons!

Mature Height: 7-12m

Tree Specification

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

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

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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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