Liquidambar styraciflua 'Silver King'
  • Liquidambar styraciflua 'Silver King'
  • Liquidambar styraciflua 'Silver King'

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Silver King'

£28.00

Available late Summer 2018

(Variegated Sweet Gum) An attractive small to medium sized tree with bright green leaves which have a pretty creamy-white leaf margin in spring and summer.

Quantity
Sorry, plant now sold out. Hopefully available next season (Spring/Autumn). For notification when available enter your email below or to pre-order with a deposit call us on (01530) 413700.

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

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Available late Summer 2018

(Variegated Sweet Gum) An attractive small to medium sized tree with bright green leaves which have a pretty creamy-white leaf margin in spring and summer. In the autumn these leaves become quite colourful and turn very dark shades of plum purple and red before falling! The variegated nature of the leaves makes this Liquidambar stand out well against dark backgrounds.

Supplied Size: Sorry, now sold out. If you are interested in this plant please email us at sales@bluebellnursery.com or call our office on (01530) 413700 and we will contact you when they are next available.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile soil. Liquidambar styraciflua 'Silver King' 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: Small or eventually medium sized, branching tree.
    • Height: 12 - 15 m (40 - 50 ft).
    • Spread: 8 m (26 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
Eventual Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall), Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Leaf Colour - Variegated

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