The stunning autumn colour of Liquidambar styraciflua
The stunning autumn colour of Liquidambar styraciflua
Liquidambar styraciflua trained onto frames on the Barcham Trees nursery
Instant Sweet Gum from this batch

Liquidambar styraciflua (Pleached)

Sweet Gum

Estimated fully grown height 3-7m

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Product Details

The Sweet Gum is one of the finest trees for autumn colour, it has a Maple looking leaf that is luscious and green throughout the summer period, turning to stunning crimsons and yellows in the autumn time.

In order to enable this fabulous autumn colour to be integrated into restricted spaces, we have some specimens of Liquidambar styraciflua trained into pleaches.  The crowns have been grown within a 1.8m square flat frame and the trees have a clear trunk of 1.8 metres.

Mike Glover Managing Director says “these trees are perfect for achieving screening above fence height without taking up room in a garden where space is at a premium. Clipped to shape each spring they form a wonderful architectural barrier that restricts views from overlooking windows!”

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Screening above the fence,
Looks good in
Autumn, Summer,
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Acidic, Clay, Well drained,
Autumn Colour
Autumn colour,
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
Pleached tree,

Planting Video

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.

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.