A picture of a Formosan gum

Formosan gum

Liquidambar formosana

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

11m

8m

Min

6m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Formosan gum Overview

They are broadly conical, with a single trunk the horizontal branches will bear large, 3-lobed, toothed leaves which are bronze when young, dark green, when they mature, then will turn red, gold and purple in autumn. The bark is greyish white, The flowers are small, yellow-green and will bloom in the spring.

How to propagate Formosan gum

Budding

Propagate by budding.

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in summer.

Seed

Propagate by seed in autumn.

Other uses of Formosan gum

Grown for its maple-like foliage and autumn colour.