Liquidambar stry. Gumball (Sweetgum) 15l Half Standard

Code: TR015018L2
Liquidambar stry. Gumball (Sweetgum) 15l Half Standard
Liquidambar stry. Gumball (Sweetgum)

This small, delicate tree has foliage much like that of a maple tree, which turns to a beautiful shade of red come autumn. The cork-like bark on the older stems adds extra winter interest. This tree will thrive in most soils and conditions.

Characteristics

  • Pot Size: 15L Pot
  • Height on Arrival: 170-200cm
  • Eventual Height: 4m
  • Eventual Spread: 3m
  • Rate of Growth: 10-20 Years
  • Habit: Upright
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Flowering Period: Spring (Mid)
  • Foliage Colour: Green/ Red
  • Hardiness Rating: Fully Hardy
  • Planting Period: All Year
  • Deciduous
  • Prefered Position: Full sun/ partial shade
  • Prefered Soil Type: All
  • Moisture Requirements: Well-drained
  • Exposure: Exposed/ sheltered
  • Wildlife Friendly: Yes - attracts insects and bees

    Requirements

    • Light Requirements: full sun
    • Soil Requirements: neutral, clay, loam, sand
    • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

    Caring and Maintenance

    Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

    Planting

    • Planting Distance: 3.5m

    Suited to almost all, well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun.
    Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

    Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

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    Customer Reviews

    Average Rating: 1.0/5 (1 review)

    Rating: 1/5

    "Did not recieve the item as described. What was sent was a different variety. I specifically wanted Gumball with a bushy branching stem, which is why I ordered from this company. Having been sent a tall single-stem different variety with thinner leaves, it is unsuitable for the niche purpose I had in mind."

    Reviewed Wednesday, 10 October 2018

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