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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Lane Roberts' | Sweet Gum 'Lane Roberts' - 140-180cm, 10lt

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Lane Roberts' | Sweet Gum 'Lane Roberts' - 140-180cm, 10lt

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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Lane Roberts' is a medium-sized, deciduous tree with narrow, upright crown when young, broadly conical when mature, corky fissures on branches, and aromatic, star-shaped, maple-like, glossy, dark green leaves that turn deep crimson to nearly black in autumn. Small, inconspicuous, yellowish-green flowers bloom in spring, and are followed by hard, prickly gum balls that remain on branches throughout the winter. Liquidambar styraciflua 'Lane Roberts' is an adaptable tree, easily grown in various types of soils, except shallow and alkaline. It prefers moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils in sunny, sheltered positions. It is tolerant of partial shade, cold, and heat. Resistant to urban pollution. Low maintenance plant. Generally, pest-free and disease-free. Liquidambar styraciflua is a wonderful ornamental tree, popular for its wonderful foliage, but it needs a lot of space to grow. Perfect as a specimen plant. Suitable for urban areas but prickly fruits falling to the ground could be a problem.
  • Common Name

    Sweet Gum 'Lane Roberts'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin

  • Flower

    small, inconspicuous, yellowish-green flowers

  • Foliage

    aromatic, star-shaped, maple-like, glossy, dark green, deep crimson to nearly black in autumn

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

more than 12m

Mature Width

more than 8m

Shape / habit

bushy, pyramidal

Preferred Location


South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid and neutral soil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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