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We have combined these two powerful search tools into a single Find a Plant service searching over 250,000 plant records.
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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
sweet gum American red gum
American sweet gum bilsted copalm balsam red gum satin walnut
Liquidambar are deciduous trees grown for their alternate, maple-like leaves which take on brilliant and long-lasting autumn colour; flowers and fruits are inconspicuous
L. styraciflua is a deciduous tree to 20m tall, broadly conical in outline, with rather glossy, maple-like, 5 to 7-lobed leaves which turn to shades of orange, crimson and purple in autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
more than 50 years
Grow in lime-free soil in sun or partial shade. Suitable for woodlands
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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