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A scaled, Medium sized specimen of Liquidambar styraciflua Worplesdon
A scaled, Medium sized specimen of Liquidambar styraciflua Worplesdon
The stunning wine red autumn colour of Liquidambar styraciflua Worplesdon
Liquidambar styraciflua Worplesdon in summer foliage on the Barcham Trees nursery
The fruit of Liquidambar styraciflua Worplesdon
A mature specimen of Liquidambar styraciflua Worplesdon
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Large Sweet Gum Worplesdon from this batch
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Liquidambar styraciflua Worplesdon sample video

Liquidambar styraciflua Worplesdon

Sweet Gum Worplesdon

Estimated fully grown height 12-17m

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The species of tree has delightfully lobed leaves, which are similar to that of a Maple. The lobes of the leaves of Liquidambar Worplesdon are more deep and distinct than that of the species and emerge in spring a bright green colour.

The real attraction of this tree is displayed from September onwards, when it reveals lavish autumn colour. It begins with yellow at the very top of the tree, turning to orange, red and then a deep claret colour before it finally falls from the tree. Unusually this tree will often display this full range of colours on the tree all at the same time, from yellow at the top, right through to claret at the base; it is a simply stunning addition to any scheme.

The spiky cased fruit appear in autumn and can remain on the tree into winter time; this clone is unusual as it will bear fruit in British conditions, unlike the other varieties of Sweet Gum in production. This Sweet Gum also has a much less corky bark than the species. Liquidambar stryaciflua Worplesdon forms a regular pyramidal shape at maturity and as such it is important to retain its central leader to ensure the tree has a balanced crown.

This tree won the Award of Garden Merit in both 1987 and 2002 and it is hard to argue with these accolades, as this architectural is simply stunning. This tree will do well on most soils, preferring a moist, well drained soil; it will also tolerate slightly alkaline soil.

This large tree is a great choice for gardens and parks, offering fantastic architectural structure from its uniform shape and unrivalled autumn colour. This tree works well as a feature specimen tree as it really does deserve to steal the limelight in the autumn time.

Mature height:12-17m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
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.

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.