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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon'

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' - Worplesdon Sweet Gum

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' - Worplesdon Sweet Gum

More About Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon'

  • 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:

'Worplesdon' features more deeply-cut leaf lobes, and a smaller eventual size, than the species. 

Zone:

5

Height:

12-13 m

Spread:

7-8 m

Colour:

Yellow
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Worplesdon Sweetgum Growing and Maintenance Tips

The fall colour of an individual plant will vary according to weather and in particular the pH of the soil. The best, most vivid colours will occur in a lime-free or acidic soil. Excellent tree for a lawn or park, with spectacular fall colour.


Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' 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

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Pyramidal
Upright
Oval

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon'

Parrotia persica

Parrotia persica

Persian Ironwood