Liquidambar styraciflua

£2.50

Sweet gum. A large North American tree, with brilliant coloured autumn foliage. The name comes from the edible gummy exudation from the trunk. A balsam, extracted from the wood, is used medicinally, in soaps and perfumes. The timber, known as ‘Satin walnut’ is highly valued for furniture, veneers, cooperage etc. Likes a moist acid soil in sun or part shade; hardy to -20°C. Stratification: CS4. Number of seeds: 50.

20 in stock

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Sweet gum. A large North American tree, with brilliant coloured autumn foliage. The name comes from the edible gummy exudation from the trunk. A balsam, extracted from the wood, is used medicinally, in soaps and perfumes. The timber, known as ‘Satin walnut’ is highly valued for furniture, veneers, cooperage etc. Likes a moist acid soil in sun or part shade; hardy to -20°C. Stratification: CS4