Growing Calendar for Liquidamber styraciflua - Smoke Gum - Tree
Delivery: Early November to Late April
This handsome species is grown primarily for its glossy maple-like leaves that in autumn takes on brilliant crimson, purple and claret hues.
The colour is long-lasting and lingers for over a month on the tree itself, the leaves even look beautiful when on the ground once they have fallen! In older trees the bark is corky in texture and grey-green in colour. Delivery from November- early April.
Liquidamber is an outstanding variety of tree, it has a lot to offer any garden which has the space to plant it. The beautiful leaves are quite deeply lobed, they are usually star-shaped and they come in a very vast array of colours which are suited to any planting scheme.
The name ‘Sweet Gum’ Is derived from the resin which is release from the trees bark, this resin is known as storax and is often used as chewing gum by Americans. This resin can also be used in order to make glue and in cosmetics such as soap. The wood of the tree can be used in order to make furniture, baskets and also paper.
The trees become an excellent focal point of your garden, their maple-like leaves become beautiful glowing colours in autumn and make a real asset. These beautiful trees produce conker-like seed pods that fall in the autumn. These seeds are harmless and can be gathered and removed if they cause any inconvenience.
Rootstock: It's Own
Age of tree at despatch: 2
Height at full growth: 12m/40ft
Most of our trees are delivered as bare rooted specimens with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.
In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.
The vast majority of the trees we ship have been pruned and will appear trimmed.
Shrubs offer visual interest all year round – whether in full leaf, full bloom or with bare stems set against the winter sky.
If you want to add height to your garden and increase the vertical interest consider planting a tree in your garden. There are trees particularly suited for gardens which don’t grow out of proportion to your property or develop too thick a canopy that blocks out sunlight.
Advice on how to plant bare roots.
See details on the size of the plants and how we deliver our various plants to you!
Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days.
Please note – due to increased courier costs beyond our control, delivery charges to all non-UK Mainland addresses including Scottish Highlands & Islands may be subject to a postage surcharge.
Please call our Customer Service Team on 0344 573 8400 for further information.