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Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Slender Silhouette’, also known as Slender Silhouette Sweet Gum, is an elegant deciduous tree prized for its narrow, columnar form and stunning autumn foliage. Reaching heights of 9-12 meters, ‘Slender Silhouette’ adds vertical interest and vibrant color to any landscape.
In spring, ‘Slender Silhouette’ produces inconspicuous flowers, but its true beauty lies in its foliage. During autumn, its serrated leaves turn 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 ‘Slender Silhouette’ in spring or autumn, ensuring it has enough space to reach its full height. Feed with a balanced fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy growth and again in late spring to support foliage development.
While not primarily grown for its flowers, the inconspicuous blooms of Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Slender Silhouette’ still provide a food source for pollinators. Additionally, the tree’s foliage offers shelter and nesting sites for birds and other wildlife. By planting ‘Slender Silhouette’, 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 ‘Slender Silhouette’ Sweet Gum in your outdoor space.