Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Moist, fertile soil. Liquidambar styraciflua 'Gum ball' will grow well in most areas but will produce its most bright and vivid autumn colour in lime free or acidic soils.
Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Young plants can suffer die back after very severe late spring frosts, but usually recover well.
Rate of Growth: Slow.
Habit: Very small tree or even a shrub with a compact, densely branched head.
Height: 2.5 m (8 ft).
Spread: 2 m (6 ft).
Notes: Our plants are usually sold at the size stated above. Larger plants grafted onto tall straight stems (up to 6 - 7 ft tall) are available to order in autumn/winter. These are much more expensive but give this Liquidambar a more architectural appearance - featuring a straight main trunk and a rounded, bushy head once established. These larger plants are significantly more expensive and may take several weeks to become available. They are also too large to be delivered by our mail order service and need to be collected from our nursery.