Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette'
Westbrook Wall Garden
Native to eastern and central United States. Fastigiate Sweetgum is a medium to fast growing tree perfect for small spaces. It prefers full sun to part shade in moist, slightly acidic soil.
‘Slender Silhouette’ is a tall thin tree with star-shaped foliage, 4 to 7 inches wide, dark green in summer, turns yellow/orange to deep red in autumn.
This cultivar produces less woody, spiky 1 1/2 inch fruit than the species.
Train into an arched tunnel giving four-season interest. Use as a striking vertical accent in tight spaces.
A landscape feature added to the end of the Frederick Law Olmsted wall in 2014. ‘Slender Silhouette’ was introduced by Don Shadow of Shadow Nursery.
WESTBROOK WALL GARDEN COLLECTION