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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Fastigiata'
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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Fastigiata'
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Fastigiata'
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Fastigiata'
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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 styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette', this nevertheless grows to be a handsome tree which is ideal for gardens with limited space.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (50 - 80 cm tall) 

  • 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!


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