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LIQUIDAMBAR formosana

Chinese Liquidambar

Stock: Available

$3.80

Family: Hamamelidaceae

Characteristics: Deciduous tree 15 m spread 3 m

Seeds per packet: 25

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Tall fast growing conical deciduous tree from China similar in appearance to the more common North American cousin but with tri-lobed leaves. Exhibits beautiful autumn colour of red orange and purple, leaves may persist in to winter before falling. Young growth is burgundy in colour. Produces a fragrant sap used in Chinese medicine as an antiseptic and in perfumery.

Adaptable to most soils and positions, drought and frost resistant.

Cold stratify in the refrigerator 30 days or can be over wintered in the garden in colder climates.

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