- Plant IDs
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- Deciduous Trees
- Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon'
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon'
Common names: Sweet gum, red gum (sometimes misspelled liquidamber)
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' is a pyramidal shade tree with star-shaped leaves that turn red, purple and yellow in fall. Bark is corky. Inconspicuous yellow flowers in the spring turn into hard green balls that turn brown in the fall and stay on the tree all winter. Worpleston is a village in Surrey, England.
We have other cultivars in our garden including L. styraciflua 'Aurea' (variated or speckled leaves), 'Palo Alto' (dark orange-red fall colour), and 'rotundiloba' (leaves have rounded tips).
Fall photos in our Garden.
Flowers, brown fruit, bark photos by Gmihail at Serbian Wikipedia
Immature fruit KENPEI / CC BY-SA (http://creativecommons.org/)