Liquidambar styraciflua 'Fastigiata'
  • Liquidambar styraciflua 'Fastigiata'
  • Liquidambar styraciflua 'Fastigiata'

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Fastigiata'

£35.00

(Fastigiate Sweet Gum) A rare tree with a a narrow upright habit, Liquidambar styraciflua 'Fastigiata' has dark green leaves through spring / summer, followed by vivid dark orange and red autumn colours once established.

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A rare tree with a a narrow upright habit, Liquidambar styraciflua 'Fastigiata' has dark green leaves through spring / summer, followed by vivid dark orange and red autumn colours once established.

Although not as narrow as the Liquidambar 'Slender Silhouette' this nevertheless grows to be a handsome tree which is ideal for gardens with limited space.


  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile soil. Liquidambar styraciflua 'Fastigiata' 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 to vigorous.
  • Habit: Liquidambar styraciflua 'Fastigiata' grows to be a medium sized tree with a narrow, conical crown.
    • Height: 15 m (50 ft).
    • Spread: 5 m (16 ft).
  • Notes: The autumn colour of individual plants will vary according to weather and in particular the pH of your soil. The best, most vivid colours will occur in lime-free or acid soils. A liberal annual application of flowers of sulphur around the base of a Liquidambar, at a rate of up to 2 oz. per square yard on neutral or slightly alkaline soils will slowly lower the pH and intensify the autumn colour!

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Habit - Narrow

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