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Liquidambar species, hybrids and cultivars

Unfortunately, this tree is not really suitable for suburbia. Invasive roots threaten pipes, paving and construction. Fallen leaves and seed heads can also present a safety, cleanup and disposal problem.

If you have a suitable position, however, liquidambars are among the few trees that can provide traditional "autumn colours" in the Brisbane region, to a certain extent at least. The maple-like leaves are also evocative of northern hemisphere landscapes.

Liquidambar in the Landscape

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More Online Information

The following links are for general information - some species or cultivars may be unavailable in Australia

Liquidambar styraciflua University of Florida (PDF)
Liquidambar styraciflua (Sweetgum) University of Kentucky (PDF)
Liquidambar styraciflua Trees of Western North Carolina
Liquidambar styraciflua L. Silvics of North America, United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service
Liquidambar styraciflua Oregon State University
Liquidamber styraciflua National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, U.K.
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Rotundiloba' University of Florida (PDF)
Sidewalks and Trees Iowa State University (see note about Liquidambar styraciflua)
Iron Deficiency in Formosan Sweetgum (Liquidambar formosana) A photograhic illustration. University of Florida NutDef Plant Nutrient Deficiency Database
Liquidambar formosana Formosan sweetgum. James Cook University, Qld
Seed Propagation of Woody Ornamentals (mention of Liquidambar styraciflua) Univ Florida

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