Cricket Hill Garden
Liquidambar styraciflua, 'Silver King' variegated sweetgum
Variety description: This rare cultivar of sweetgum will be sure to attract attention in the landscape. The star-shaped leaves are emerald green, broadly edged in white. In early fall, the foliage acquires a pink blush. This tree will grow into a large specimen and makes an excellent shade tree.
Size at Maturity: 30' tall and 20' wide. Expect this tree to reach 10' tall and 6' wide after a decade.
Site Requirements: Full sun to part shade with rich, well drained soil.
Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 18-24" with strong central leader. Grown in a 4" x 10" tree tube.