Liquidambar styraciflua 'Moraine'
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
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.
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Landscape usesScreening (privacy)