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Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’, commonly known as Sweet Gum, is a magnificent deciduous tree prized for its stunning autumn foliage and elegant form. Reaching heights of 10-15 meters, ‘Worplesdon’ adds a majestic presence to any landscape.
In spring, ‘Worplesdon’ produces inconspicuous flowers, but its true spectacle lies in its vibrant autumn foliage, which transforms into shades of orange, red, and purple, creating a breathtaking display. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers moist, well-drained soil.
For optimal growth and foliage color, plant ‘Worplesdon’ in spring or autumn, ensuring it has enough space to reach its full potential. Feed with a balanced fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy growth and again in late spring to support foliage development.
While not known specifically for its flowers, the inconspicuous blooms of Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’ still provide a food source for pollinators. Additionally, the tree’s foliage offers shelter and nesting sites for birds and other wildlife. By planting ‘Worplesdon’, you not only enhance your landscape’s beauty but also provide valuable habitat and support for local pollinator and wildlife populations, contributing to the biodiversity of your environment. Enjoy the stunning autumn colors and ecological benefits of ‘Worplesdon’ Sweet Gum in your outdoor space.