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Liquidambar styraciflua Slender Silhouette - American Sweetgum

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette'

Sweetgum - American

Extremely narrow form, 'Slender Silhouette' American Sweetgum was introduced by that superb plantsman Don Shadow. It has beautiful glossy green leaves and is wet site tolerant. Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette’ is best planted in poor soils, this will slow its growth rate allowing the plant to keep it upright, narrow habit.  When planted in rich soils it sometimes will grow too fast causing the branches to split open.  If pruning is necessary to remove straggler branches, it should be done in late winter to early spring before the tree leaves out.  The fall color is yellow to burgundy.  Virtually fruitless as a young tree, it will gradually begin to produce a few fruits, but they are much less in number than the species.  'Slender Silhouette' makes an amazing upright element in the landscape, a great choice for tight spaces, medians or as a screen that borders along property lines. 

PRN Preferred:  Amazing structure and trouble free foliage.

Height

50 Feet

Spread

4 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone

5
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
18 Liquidambar styraciflua Slender Silhouette #15 7-8' (NATIVE) 80 late July
7 Liquidambar styraciflua Slender Silhouette #25 8-10' (1.50-2") (NATIVE)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Fall Color - Attractive
Native
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
Sandy
Exposure
Sun
Special Recognition
PHS Gold Medal Plant
Pleasant Run Nursery Preferred Selection
Tolerance
Black Walnut Tolerant
Clay Soil Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Wet Site Tolerant
Tree Type
Fastigiate
Shade
Street
Foliage Color
Green
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