Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette' - Slender Silhouette Sweetgum
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette' - Slender Silhouette Sweetgum
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette' - Slender Silhouette Sweetgum

Slender Silhouette Sweetgum

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette'

Also called Columnar Sweet Gum

  • Upright, narrowly columnar growth habit
  • Branchlets may display distinctive corky ridges
  • Glossy dark green leaves are star-shaped
  • Fall colour is a brilliant mixture of yellow to orange-red
  • Non-showy greenish-white flowers appear in clusters
  • Bloom Time: Spring

ZONE:
5

COLOUR:
Green

HEIGHT:
15-16 m

SPREAD:
2-3 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


The fall colour of an individual plant will vary according to weather and in particular the pH of the soil. The best, most vivid colours will occur in a lime-free or acidic soil. Excellent tree for a lawn or park, with spectacular fall colour.

Additional Notes about Slender Silhouette Sweetgum:


'Slender Silhouette' is a nearly sterile cultivar, producing few "gumballs".

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
Slow
ATTRIBUTES:
Fall Color
Fruit
Deciduous
FLOWERING TIME:
Spring
HABIT:
Upright
Columnar
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
Red
Orange
Yellow
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen

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