Slender Silhouette Sweet Gum

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Slender Silhouette’
Mature Height: 35 - 45 ft.
Mature Spread: 3 to 5 ft.

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Regular price $59.99


Shipping Starts: October 30, 2024
Pickup Starts: September 15, 2024
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Sometimes you need a tree that will fit into a tight space, make a dramatic statement, or looks like living art. In these circumstances, look not further than the fast growing native Slender Silhouette sweet gum. This cultivar was originally spotted and grown for production by Tennessee Nurseryman Don Shadow. Growing 45 ft. tall but only 3 to 5 ft. wide this tree creates a dramatic towering effect and adds an exclamation point in any landscape.

We love these trees on either side of a structure as a symmetrical pairing, or as a breaking point of interest between tall maples or black gums lining a driveway. These trees really are unique, and can be a spectacular tool in the hands of the right landscape designer. Are you bold enough incorporate one into your landscape? If you are, you may end up with the most unique landscape in your neighborhood.

During the fall, these trees sport a multitude of beautiful colors. As shades of purple, gold, green, and red/orange spread through the tree in a natural random spectacle. They do develop the typical brown spiky sweet gum fruit, but the super-short branches make cleanup simple. Sweet gums are adaptable to many soil types, but like most trees, they do best in well-drained soil that is high in organic matter.

Bloom Color:Insignificant
Bloom Period:Late spring
Fall Color:Shades of purple, gold, green, and red/orange
Foliage Color:Bright green in early spring darkening with summer
Genus & Species:Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Slender Silhouette’
Growth Rate:Moderate to fast
Mature Height:35 - 45 ft.
Mature Spread:3 to 5 ft.
Soil Type:Adaptable, but prefers well drained soil that is high in organic matter
Sun Exposure:Full sun
Zone:5 to 8

General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Bare Root Plant? Wasn’t Clear

Been in the ground two weeks. In that time, three bare root trees planted the same day started to leaf out. Not this Sweet Gum. First, I had no idea I was getting a tree with zero leaves… basically a bare root tree. I guess that’s fine except when it arrived the buds were starting to open. Planted it as I do with any other tree and they seem to have retracted and the tree has done nothing. Let’s hope it’s growing a ton of roots right now. It’s been watered like I’ve done in the past with trees that all grew quickly. Just wasn’t anticipating a bare tree. Wasn’t clear. If it actually grows, I’m sure it’ll be nice.

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Curtis Huffman
much better than anticipated

i received my trees in perfect condition; the specimens were about what i expected but more robust than what i have received in other places....i reached back for some planting instructions and the ownership was quick to provide the info i needed.....i think it was a "good" value and the price point was fare. Nice people to do business with....

Shannon Maier

I ordered 13 trees, and all came perfectly cared for and in excellent condition. I would absolutely order from New Blooms again. They have great product and fabulous customer service!

Ron Sperry
Great customer service

My first sweet gum arrived with some significant damage to the main stem. I was instantly sent a new tree that arrived quickly. Two weeks after planting, the tree is thriving and looks great.

Mary Tevaarwek
Very pleased

Arrived in very good condition.