Liquidambar styraciflua 'Lane Roberts'
sweet gum 'Lane Roberts'
'Lane Roberts' is a broad-crowned medium-sized deciduous tree with maple-like, dark, glossy green leaves which turn to deep blackish-crimson for several weeks in autumn. Flowers insignificant, sometimes followed by burr-like fruit clusters
Ultimate heightHigher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spreadWider than 8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
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
- Name status
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