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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' (Sweet Gum)

Sweet Gum 'Worplesdon', American Red Gum 'Worplesdon', American Sweet Gum 'Worplesdon', Bilsted 'Worplesdon', Copalm Balsam 'Worplesdon', Red Gum 'Worplesdon', Satin Walnut 'Worplesdon'


Rivalling the best Japanese maples, award-winning Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' (Sweet Gum) is a magnificent, deciduous tree adorned with a straight trunk and a broadly conical crown at maturity. Its foliage of large, star-shaped, deeply lobed, glossy green leaves turns fiery red, orange and yellow in fall before falling, revealing the attractive branching pattern, furrowed bark and corky wings on twigs. In mid-late spring, inconspicuous, yellow-green flowers borne in spherical clusters are on display. They are followed by clusters of hard, spherical, bristly gum balls, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), which usually remain on the tree through the winter. A superb choice for fall color, this Sweet Gum is good-looking all year and makes a superb shade tree or specimen tree. Excellent plant for moist soil areas along streams and ponds.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 30-50 ft. tall (9-15 m) and 25-40 ft. wide (8-12 m)
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in deep, medium moisture, acidic, well-drained soils. Tolerant to a variety of soil conditions but dislikes alkaline soils.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant. Fruit can cause litter problems that detract from using this tree as a street tree.
  • Low maintenance, this beautiful tree is not subject to serious insect or disease issues. Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Liquidambar - Sweet Gums
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 30' – 50' (9m – 15m)
Spread 25' – 40' (7.5m – 12m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Liquidambar - Sweet Gums
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 30' – 50' (9m – 15m)
Spread 25' – 40' (7.5m – 12m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow

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