Young Columnar Sweetgum Tree | Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette'


The Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette' is the ideal tree if you have a small space left in your garden and still want to have a sweetgum tree. The growth habit is indeed narrow and columnar.

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Can be planted throughout the year

Growth Habit

The Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette' is a medium-sized tree with a columnar, narrow growth habit, which remains slim even in later stages of growth. This makes the tree particularly suitable for narrow streets and small gardens.


Branches and Bark

The columnar sweetgum tree grows with scaffold branches that grow almost straight upwards. This gives it its characteristic columnar growth habit. In contrast to its relatives, the Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette' does not develop cork ridges on the bark.


Autumn Coloration

The slender silhouette sweetgum tree does not have a prominent autumn coloration but occasionally shows a yellow hue.


Leaf Shape

The leaves of the Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette' are notably narrow and elongated, giving them an elegant appearance. They are typically deeply lobed with pointed lobes.


Leaf Color

The color of the leaves varies throughout the seasons. In spring and summer, the leaves are usually bright green, giving a lively and fresh appearance. As autumn approaches, the leaves transition to warm tones such as yellow, orange, and red, resulting in a beautiful autumn display.



The tree is not prone to diseases and can tolerate air pollution well.


How to plant the tree?

  1. Determine the final location of the tree and ensure it is free from cables, debris, old plants, and other obstacles that may hinder the tree's growth.
  2. Dig a planting hole that is twice the width of the root ball. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole and mix the excavated soil with (organic) garden soil or planting substrate.
  3. Adjust the planting hole to the height where the root ball fits and firmly press the soil.
  4. Fill the planting hole with water and wait for it to settle. Check if the root ball is sufficiently moist.
  5. Place the tree or plant in the planting hole. It is extremely important that the tree is not planted too deep, as this can cause root rot.
  6. Insert a tree stake or bamboo stake firmly into the ground on the side of the tree where the most wind comes from.
  7. Now, place the watering ring or create a mound of soil around the tree so that water can seep into the ground.


Why Choose a Young Tree from Amitis

  • Easy to plant yourself due to the compact size and light weight
  • Conveniently delivered to your home in a sturdy packaging
  • Experience the growth and development of your own tree
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cultivate the size and growth form you are looking for
  • Attain mature size within a short time
  • Can be planted year-round as everything is delivered in pots
  • No root loss and better chances of establishment as everything is pot-grown
  • Cost-effective purchase
  • Fresh, healthy plants directly from the grower



Want to know more about pruning? Read our page on tree maintenance! Feel free to contact us; we are happy to assist!


  • Flower color

    Subtle Yellow-green
  • Flowering months

    April - May
  • Location

    Sun-semi shade
  • Fruits

    Round spiky fruit
  • Evergreen

    Not wintergreen
  • Winter hardiness

  • Leaf color in summer

  • Leaf color in autumn



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