Liquidamber Worplesdon has deeply lobed, mid-green summer foliage turns brilliant purple then orange-yellow in autumn. The rounded, heavy crown and beautiful leaves make this a fantastic tree for planting as a specimen in grass. Inconspicuous yellow flowers are produced in late spring and these are usually followed by attractive spiky, round fruit cases.
Common Name: Sweet Gum Tree
Latin Name: Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon'
Soil: Moist, well-drained, acidic to neutral soil.
Position: Full sun
Flowering period/colour: May to June/Inconspicuous yellow flowers
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height and spread after 10 years: 6 metres
Special features: One of the best trees for autumn colour.