Liquidambar styraciflua 'Burgundy'

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Burgundy’

Sweet gum

  • Botanical name: Liquidambar styraciflua 'Burgundy'
  • Common name: Sweet gum
  • Family: Hamamelidaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
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Sweetgum, Liquidambar styraciflua, is a gorgeous tree, native to North America. It bears attractive, cork-like bark and maple-like leaves which take on glorious and long-lasting autumn colours. It can reach an eventual height of 25m, so is best suited to large gardens.


Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Burgundy’ is a rare cultivar, which develops autumn colour much later in the year than other sweet gums, and retains its red, orange and yellow leaves for much longer, sometimes to Christmas.


For best results grow Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Burgundy’ in rich, damp soil in full sun.

How to grow Liquidambar 'Burgundy'

  • Plant size

    25m height

    8m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Plant in February

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Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Liquidambar 'Burgundy' and wildlife

Liquidambar 'Burgundy' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Liquidambar 'Burgundy' poisonous?

Liquidambar 'Burgundy' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People