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Liquidambar styraciflua (Sweet gum)

Other names: American red gum, American sweet gum, Bilsted, Copalm balsam, Red gum, Satin walnut

L. styraciflua is a mid-sized tree with palmate leaves that change to shades of reds, oranges and purples in autumn. This tree could be mistaken for an Acer however it has alternate leaves, whereas an Acer's leaves are opposite.
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Ultimate spread 12m
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Ultimate height 25m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 20-50 Years
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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Gum Ball' (Sweet gum 'Gum Ball')

Other names: American red gum 'Gum Ball', Copalm balsam 'Gum Ball', Satin walnut 'Gum Ball', Liquidambar styraciflua 'Gumball'

'Gum Ball' is a compact, deciduous tree with a dense, rounded crown of deeply-lobed, glossy, mid-green leaves turning bright orange-red in autumn. Insignificant greenish-white flowers in spring and are followed by clusters of woody, burr-like fruit capsules.
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Ultimate spread 2m
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Ultimate height 2.5m
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Time to ultimate size 20-50 Years
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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Stared' (Sweet gum 'Stared')

Other names: Liquidambar styraciflua 'Stella', American red gum 'Stared', Bilsted 'Stared', Satin walnut 'Stared', Copalm balsam 'Stared', Liquidambar styraciflua 'Star Red'

'Stared' is an upright, broadly conical, deciduous tree with deeply-lobed, glossy, mid-green leaves turning bright red in autumn. Insignificant greenish-white flowers in spring and are followed by clusters of woody, burr-like fruit capsules.
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Ultimate spread 12m
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Ultimate height 18m
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Time to ultimate size 20-50 Years
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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' (Sweet gum 'Worplesdon')

'Worplesdon' has a pyramidal shape and purple leaves turning orange-yellow in autumn.
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Ultimate spread 12m
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Ultimate height 15m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 20-50 Years
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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Festival' (Sweet gum 'Festival')

'Festival' is an upright, conical, deciduous tree with palmately-lobed, glossy, mid- to bright green leaves turning bright red, yellow, orange, or purple in autumn. Insignificant greenish-white flowers in spring and are followed by clusters of woody, burr-like fruit capsules.
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Ultimate spread 3m
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Ultimate height 18m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 20-50 Years
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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Lane Roberts' (Sweet gum 'Lane Roberts')

'Lane Roberts' is a medium broad-crowned deciduous tree with maple-like, glossy green leaves, turning dark-crimson in autumn. The flowers are insignificant and are sometimes followed by clusters of burr-like fruit.
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Ultimate spread 12m
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Ultimate height 15m
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Time to ultimate size 20-50 Years
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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette' (Sweet gum 'Slender Silhouette')

Other names: Columnar sweet gum, Fastigiate sweet gum

'Slender Silhouette' is an upright, narrowly columnar, deciduous tree with palmately lobed, glossy, dark green leaves, turning yellow to orange-red in autumn. Insignificant greenish-white flowers in spring and are followed by clusters of woody, burr-like fruit capsules.
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Ultimate spread 3m
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Ultimate height 16m
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Time to ultimate size 20-50 Years
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Liquidambar formosana (Formosan gum)

Other names: Chinese sweet gum, Liquidambar formosana var. monticola

L. formosana is a borderline hardy, broadly conical, deciduous tree bearing three-lobed, dark green leaves, purple when young and turning red, orange, and purple in autumn. Rounded clusters of inconspicuous, yellow-green flowers in late spring are followed by spiky, spherical, green fruit capsules.
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Ultimate spread 10m
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Ultimate height 12m
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Time to ultimate size 20-50 Years
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