Slender Silhouette Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette') - 10 Gallon Potted Tree
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Slender Silhouette Sweet Gum has forest green foliage throughout the season. The lobed palmate leaves turn an outstanding orange in the fall. Slender Silhouette Sweet Gum is a deciduous tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Slender Silhouette Sweet Gum will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground. planted It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more. This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils.