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Liquidambar formosana 'Afterglow' - autumn colour
  • Liquidambar formosana 'Afterglow' - summer leaves
  • Liquidambar formosana 'Afterglow' - autumn colour

Liquidambar formosana 'Afterglow'


Liquidambar formosana 'Afterglow' is a rare small to medium sized tree suited to a sunny, sheltered site with superb rose red/orange autumn colour once established.

Supplied Size: 2L/3L pots (3 years old, 40 - 60 cm tall)

  £6.95 P&P for ANY number of plants to most of UK.

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(Formosa Sweetgum) New to us, Liquidambar formosana 'Afterglow' grows to be a handsome small to medium sized tree in the UK with rose red/orange autumn colour and purple tinted fresh growth in spring. The summer leaves are dark green in colour.

In the UK, Liquidambar formosana 'Afterglow' is hardy but most suited to a warm, suny position with shelter from cold wind. Not suitable for very exposed areas.

  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile soil. Liquidambar formosana 'Afterglow' 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. Avoid, cold, windy areas.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Liquidambar formosana 'Afterglow' grows to be a small to medium sized branching tree.
    • Height: 10 - 12 m (32 - 40 ft).
    • Spread: 6 - 8 m (20 - 26 ft).
  • Notes: The above height and spread is a good estimate for the Midlands. In the south of the U.K. in a warm area this may grow to be a slightly larger trees and in the north of the U.K. smaller.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Eventual Size
Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Leaf Colour - Purple/Red

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