Liquidambar styraciflua Gold Drops

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Size: 25cm pot
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Common Name: Sweetgum 'Gold Drops'

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Gold Drops' is a striking deciduous tree known for its vibrant, star-shaped leaves that feature a distinctive golden margin. This cultivar of the American Sweetgum offers a spectacular display throughout the seasons, with foliage turning a brilliant mix of yellow, orange, and red in autumn. It typically grows to a height of 8-12 meters, making it suitable for medium to large gardens or as a feature tree in landscapes.


- Climate: Ideal for temperate to subtropical regions in Australia.
- Soil: Prefers well-drained, fertile soils but is adaptable to a range of soil types.
- Light: Thrives in full sun to partial shade.
- Water: Requires regular watering during establishment, becoming more drought-tolerant once mature.
- Maintenance: Minimal pruning required; remove any dead or damaged branches to maintain shape.

- Foliage:  Bright green leaves with golden edges, transitioning to spectacular autumn colors.
- Bark: Attractive, deeply furrowed gray-brown bark.
- Uses: Excellent as a specimen tree, for avenue planting, or in mixed borders for seasonal interest.

Warnings: The tree produces spiky seed pods that can be a litter concern in some areas. Suitable for areas where leaf litter is not a problem.

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Gold Drops' is a captivating choice for Australian gardens, providing year-round visual interest and striking autumn color.

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