Liquidambar acalycina 'Burgundy Flush'
  • Liquidambar acalycina 'Burgundy Flush'
  • Liquidambar acalycina 'Burgundy Flush'
  • Liquidambar acalycina 'Burgundy Flush'

Liquidambar acalycina 'Burgundy Flush'

£38.00

(Chinese Sweet Gum ) An unusual tree native to Eastern Asia, Liquidambar acalycina 'Burgundy Flush' has three lobed, maple-like leaves which emerge as a vivid burgundy-purple colour in spring.

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An unusual tree native to Eastern Asia, Liquidambar acalycina 'Burgundy Flush' has three lobed, maple-like leaves which emerge as a vivid burgundy-purple colour in spring. These leaves slowly darken to green as they age in summer, before turning a translucent red in autumn before they fall.

Liquidambar acalycina 'Burgundy Flush' is a handsome garden tree with both spring and autumn colour!


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile soil. Liquidambar acalycina 'Burgundy Flush' will grow well in most areas but will produce its most bright and vivid autumn colour in lime free or acidic soils.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Young plants can suffer die back after very severe late spring frosts, but usually recover well.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Liquidambar acalycina 'Burgundy Flush' grows to be a medium sized branching tree.
    • Height: 15 m (50 ft).
    • Spread: 8 m (26 ft).
  • Notes: The above height and spread is a good estimate for the Midlands. In the south of the U.K., this may grow to be a slightly larger trees and in the north of the U.K., slightly smaller. We have a specimen of Liquidambar acalycina 'Burgundy Flush', planted in the arboretum surrounding our nursery. At 6 years old, it had reached a height of 2.5 m and a spread of 1.5 m.
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How Much Sun
Full Sun
Eventual Size
Tree - Medium
Growing Conditions
Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Not Fussy, Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Foliage - Purple/Red, Rare and Unusual