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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Golden Sun' (Sweet gum 'Golden Sun')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
6m
Max height
3m
Max spread
20-50 Years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Golden Sun'

Other names

Sweet gum 'Golden Sun'

Genus

Liquidambar Liquidambar

Variety or Cultivar

'Golden Sun' _ 'Golden Sun' is an upright, conical, deciduous tree with golden-yellow juvenile stems and glossy, five-lobed, mid-green leaves, pale yellow in spring and turning shades of orange, red, and purple in autumn. Insignificant greenish-white flowers in spring are followed by spiny, green fruit ripening dark brown.


Liquidambar styraciflua 'Golden Sun' is: Deciduous

Habit

Conical

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Greenish-white in Spring

Foliage

Pale-yellow in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Red, Purple, Orange in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Golden Sun' (Sweet gum 'Golden Sun') will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 3m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Specimen tree, Low Maintenance, Foliage only, Beds and borders, Architectural, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, acid or neutral, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Autumn colour is best in full sun.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Golden Sun'

Other names

Sweet gum 'Golden Sun'

Genus

Liquidambar Liquidambar

Variety or Cultivar

'Golden Sun' _ 'Golden Sun' is an upright, conical, deciduous tree with golden-yellow juvenile stems and glossy, five-lobed, mid-green leaves, pale yellow in spring and turning shades of orange, red, and purple in autumn. Insignificant greenish-white flowers in spring are followed by spiny, green fruit ripening dark brown.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Conical


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Greenish-white in Spring

Foliage

Pale-yellow in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Red, Purple, Orange in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Golden Sun' (Sweet gum 'Golden Sun') will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 3m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Specimen tree, Low Maintenance, Foliage only, Beds and borders, Architectural, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, acid or neutral, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Autumn colour is best in full sun.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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