When you were younger drawing trees they always came out as lollipop shaped trees. Well – the real thing is now here!
A small, deciduous tree that naturally forms a rounded lollipop head with star-shaped green glossy leaves that look like an Acer. The leaves take on the same striking autumn colour that Liquidambar are known for turning purple, red and orange in autumn. The leaves are followed by mace-like fruit clusters. Height to 4.5 metres.
Roughly 6 years ago Provender Nurseries planted some Liquidambar sty. ‘Gum Ball’ in a garden that we sponsor at Capel Manor College. The trees have provided colour and structure since with absolutely no need for pruning.