Liquidambar styraciflua 'Festival' - red autumn colour
  • Liquidambar styraciflua 'Festival'
  • Liquidambar styraciflua 'Festival' - red autumn colour

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Festival'

£35.00

(Sweet Gum) An unusual selection, Liquidambar styraciflua 'Festival' grows to be a small or eventually medium sized tree and gives one of the finest display of red autumn colour in our gardens.

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An unusual tree, Liquidambar styraciflua 'Festival' gives one of the finest display of autumn colour in our gardens. The leaves are a bright green in spring and summer before turning a rich, burgundy-red in autumn.

Not only is the autumn colour excellent, it also lasts for a long time, often from mid September well into November. A spectacular garden tree, the Liquidambar styraciflua 'Festival' is on of our most popular autumn colour trees.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile soil. Liquidambar styraciflua 'Festival' 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 styraciflua 'Festival' will grow to be a medium sized branching tree.
    • Height: up to 15 - 18 m (50 - 60 ft) / or up to 4 - 5 m (13 - 16 ft) in 10 years
    • Spread: 12 m (40 ft) / or up to 2.5 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft) in 10 years
  • 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
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

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