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Liquidamber styraciflua - Smoke Gum - Tree

Marshalls

£42.99

Catalogue Code: 11501129

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Regular price £42.99
This handsome species is grown primarily for its glossy maple-like leaves that in autumn takes on brilliant crimson, purple and claret hues.

Key Features

  • Prefers full sun
  • Prefers part shade

Pack Contents: 1x 3Ltr potted tree

Height: Fully Grown: 12m/40ft

Description

This handsome species is grown primarily for its glossy maple-like leaves that in autumn takes on brilliant crimson, purple and claret hues.

The colour is long-lasting and lingers for over a month on the tree itself, the leaves even look beautiful when on the ground once they have fallen! In older trees the bark is corky in texture and grey-green in colour. Delivery from November- early April.

Liquidamber is an outstanding variety of tree, it has a lot to offer any garden which has the space to plant it. The beautiful leaves are quite deeply lobed, they are usually star-shaped and they come in a very vast array of colours which are suited to any planting scheme.

The name ‘Sweet Gum’ Is derived from the resin which is release from the trees bark, this resin is known as storax and is often used as chewing gum by Americans. This resin can also be used in order to make glue and in cosmetics such as soap. The wood of the tree can be used in order to make furniture, baskets and also paper.

The trees become an excellent focal point of your garden, their maple-like leaves become beautiful glowing colours in autumn and make a real asset. These beautiful trees produce conker-like seed pods that fall in the autumn. These seeds are harmless and can be gathered and removed if they cause any inconvenience.

Rootstock: It's Own

Age of tree at despatch: 2

Height at full growth: 12m/40ft

Most of our trees are delivered as bare rooted specimens with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.

In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.

The vast majority of the trees we ship have been pruned and will appear trimmed.

Growing Calendar

J Jan F Feb M Mar A Apr M May J June J Jul A Aug S Sep O Oct N Nov D Dec
Plant Outdoors

How to Guide

Aftercare

Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.

 

We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.

 

The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days.

 

Please note – due to increased courier costs beyond our control, delivery charges to all non-UK Mainland addresses including Scottish Highlands & Islands may be subject to a postage surcharge.

 

Please call our Customer Service Team on 0344 573 8400 for further information.

Delivery

We know how important your garden is to you. We've listened to our customers and introduced a new improved speedy delivery service, meaning Express delivery comes as standard

Order TypeDelivery ChargeDelivery Charge
Seed only order£2.49If you purchase any other items you'll be charged the standard delivery rate of £5.99
Plants, bulbs & gardening accessories£5.99If we need to split your order into separate deliveries we'll only charge one delivery fee
Extra large or long plants & heavy items£9.99These are clearly displayed at check-out
Compost (and any other large or heavy items)£5.99

These items are subject to a delivery multiplier where orders containing 3 or 4 items will be subject to an additional £5.99 for every further 2 items added. This is automatically applied at check-out:

  • 1 - 2 bags £5.99
  • 3 - 4 bags £11.98
  • 5 - 6 bags £17.97
  • 7 - 8 bags £23.96
  • 9 - 10 bags £29.95

If you'd like more than 10 bags of compost please call our Customer Service team who can arrange for a bespoke competitive quote on 01480 774555 (standard network charges apply)

For more detail on specific delivery queries and compost delivery please click here
 

Delivery to outside of Great Britain

We regret we are unable to deliver any products to non-mainland Great Britain delivery addresses. This includes Europe, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, USA and Rest of World. We will update our website if this changes.

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