Genus Liquidambar are deciduous trees grown for their alternate, maple-like leaves which take on brilliant and long-lasting autumn colour; flowers and fruits are inconspicuous.
Details 'Corky' is an upright, narrowly pyramidal, deciduous, small to medium-sized tree up to 12m tall with deeply lobed, glossy green leaves that turn crimson red in autumn. Very pronounced wing-like, corky projections on the stems and bark are a feature of established trees. Inconspicuous greenish flowers may be followed by burr-like fruit, 2-4cm across, that stay on the tree through winter.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Deciduous. Foliage Colour: Green - red leaves. Pot Size: 7 litre Ultimate Height: 8-12m. Ultimate Spread: 4-8m. Growth Rate: 10 - 20 years. Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.