Liquidambar styraciflua – Amberboom: types of cultivars and their autumn coloring
Liquidambar styraciflua – Amberboom
Flower Color: Green
Leaf color: Dark
Height: 20.00 to 25.00 m
Flowering period: May
Growth Form: Upright
Application and use: bearing fruit – foliage plant – prune-in – beautiful autumn coloring
Light: sun to partial shade
Very nice and interesting tree, the leaf resembles the maple, but with more pointed lobes and is beautifully shiny on top. This plant grows into a big tree, which is 15 meters high. Typically, the pyramidal shape of the crown. The flowering is in April and May The flowers are fairly inconspicuous. The magazine looks a bit like the leaves of the maple. In autumn it to beautiful shades, with the main body beautiful scarlet and deep crimson.
The tree prefers a moist site and rank well. The origin lies in North America. The branches and trunk are covered with thick layers of cork which is a highly decorative aspect, in the winter months. The trees grow slowly and are very decorative in their autumn colors sublime. This tree also does well on wet, water-sick soil. Autumn colouration is strongly dependent on the summer, the warmer the more sugars are created which in turn provide for autumn coloring.
Other grafted cultivars:
Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Aurora':
This amberboom whose shot sometimes red anticipating a yellow variegated leaves. Because of its slower growth and adult height of 6 to 8 meters he can still get a place smaller gardens.
Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Pendula':
This is a amberboom kompaktere shaped weeping growth habit with beautiful autumn color.
Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Rotundiloba':
While all other amber trees that the leaves of a maple has rounded leaves appear, furthermore, create a good autumn coloring.
Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King':
This ± 7 meters high amberboom spotted with silver edged leaves and is quite rare. The “Silver King” has a significantly slower growth and thus remains valuable in long format.
The leaves change color in autumn and fall nicely leaves of the tree. It is a rare tree, more than worthwhile to plant.
Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Stared':
This amberboom has a more star-shaped leaves deeply cut than his normal brother.
He has a good wine red autumn coloration and slow growth.
Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Variegata':
This variety is slower growing and has yellow-spotted leaves. Autumn coloration is less pronounced than with other cultivars.
Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Worplesdon':
The Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’ is a rewarding cultivar is a narrow columnar crown amberboom than normal and therefore easier to fit into smaller gardens and narrow streets. Furthermore it is also hand-shaped blade with sharply pointed lobes, shiny and beautiful red autumn tints. This is the only variety that each year gives this beautiful autumn coloration, regardless of the summer.