Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' Std | Sweet Gum Worplesdon - 250-350cm, 35lt

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' Std | Sweet Gum Worplesdon - 250-350cm, 35lt

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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' Std is a large, deciduous tree with neat, pyramidal, semi-opened crown and smooth, grey bark, not fissured and corky as the species. Its deeply-lobed, maple-like leaves are glossy green and turn golden-yellow, orange, and scarlet red, then burgundy and deep purple, in autumn. Small, inconspicuous flowers are followed by interesting, hard, spiny, rounded, capsules, gum balls, that remain on branches throughout winter. Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' Std is an adaptable to various conditions, but prefers nutrient-rich, fertile, slightly acidic, moist, and well-drained soils, in full sun. It is very resilient, tolerant of drought, heat, salt, urban pollution, even flooding. Generally, pest-free and disease-free. Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' Std, with its beautiful autumn foliage, is a stunning ornamental tree, perfect as a specimen plant or a shade tree in large informal, cottage, coastal, and urban gardens. It is suitable for streets and urban areas but fruit litter may become a problem.
  • Common Name

    Sweet Gum Worplesdon

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin, UK

  • Flower

    small, inconspicuous, yellowish

  • Foliage

    deeply-lobed, maple-like glossy green leaves, golden-yellow, orange, and scarlet red, then burgundy and deep purple, in autumn

  • Maturation period

    more than 50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

more than 12m

Mature Width

more than 8m

Shape / habit


Preferred Location


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

Soil Type

acid, neutral soil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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