Liquidambar styraciflua tree. American Sweet Gum.
Liquidambar are deciduous trees
grown for their alternate, maple-like leaves which take on brilliant and
long-lasting autumn colour; flowers and fruits are inconspicuous. One of the most spectacular autumn foliage trees in Australia.
L. styraciflua is a deciduous
tree to 20m tall, broadly conical in outline, with rather glossy,
maple-like, 5 to 7-lobed leaves which turn to shades of orange, crimson
and purple in autumn.
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