Liquidambar styraciflua or Amber tree gets fresh green leaves in the spring that resemble maple leaves.
The leaf is 5 to 7 lobed. This tree likes to be in a sunny place and can reach a height of 15-20 meters. The growth habit is pyramidal and the bark of the trunk is quite rough, almost corky.
The Liquidambar styraciflua certainly deserves a solitary place in your garden.
In autumn, the leaves first turn yellow and orange and can turn pink or even wine-red.
These leaf discolorations are unparalleled and cannot be compared with any other tree fall colors.
There are also beautiful star-shaped fruits on the tree towards autumn.
In the winter the sweet gum loses all its leaves.
Pruning is not necessary unless dead branches need to be removed. Liquidambar styraciflua grows naturally in its characteristic form and you do not have to do anything about it. If pruning is necessary, do it in winter.
Winter hardiness zone 6a (-22ºC).