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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Moraine'

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More About Liquidambar styraciflua 'Moraine'

  • Pyramidal when young, developing into oval, rounded crown
  • Branchlets may display distinctive, corky ridges
  • Glossy, dark green leaves vaguely resemble a maple leaf
  • Fall colour is a brilliant mixture of yellows, oranges, purples and reds
  • Non-showy, yellow-green flowers appear in clusters
  • Female flowers give way to hard, bristly, "gumballs"
  • Bloom Time: Early spring

Interesting Notes:

The common name refers to the "gum" which seeps from bark wounds. This gum has historically been used for a variety of purposes, including chewing gum, incense, perfumes, folk medicines and flavourings.

Zone:

5

Height:

15-18 m

Spread:

10-12 m

Colour:

Yellow
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Moraine Sweetgum Growing and Maintenance Tips

An excellent, ornamental ,shade tree with brilliant fall colour, suitable for a wide range of locations, including typically wetter areas. Shows best fall colour in a slightly acidic soil.  


Liquidambar styraciflua 'Moraine' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Attributes

Fall Color
Fruit
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Rounded
Pyramidal
Upright

Foliage Color

Yellow
Purple
Green (dark)
Red
Orange

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
Specimen

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