|Grid reference||ST 18705 78640|
|Common name||Sweet gum|
|Origin||East USA to Nicaragua|
|Height||18M February 2015|
|Girth||208cm February 2015|
This tree is beside the bridge over the brook. It is thought to be part of the original planting of the park in the early 1890s.
General tree description
Liquidambar styraciflua can grow to around 30 metres tall. It has grey-brown bark with scaly ridges, and the twigs may have corky wing-like projections. The leaves are maple-like, five-lobed and glossy green, turning spectacular shades of red, yellow and purple in autumn. The fruits are spherical (around 3cm diameter) and spiky, hanging on the branches through the winter.