“Liquidambar styraciflua Slender Silhouette is a tall, thin variant of Sweet Gum – perfect for tight spaces and/or small gardens. It is a deciduous, broadly conical specimen tree, with dense, alternate, maple-like leaves and comes with stunning yellow to reddish-purple autumn colour.
Like other Liquidambars, its autumn colour is superb, its leaf (5 lobes similar to a maple leaf) graduating from a bright green to a lovely reddish-purple hue in the autumn. Its bark develops deep furrows as the tree matures.
Thrives on most well drained, loamy soils, but stay clear of heavily alkaline/chalky soils. Prefers a full sun aspect and a location that is not too exposed.
This tree grows fairly quickly to about 15 meters in height but more importantly has a breadth of only about 1.5 metres giving its ‘slender’ attribute, and is relatively hardy.”