I have to share. My lovely client, Roselee, from the Upper Plain Garden (see page link on the right) has just sent me through these photos of Liquidamber Gumball, at her house. They have been in pots for about a year, out the back in 'Versailles'. Green during summer, but OMG this bright bright orange and red right now. Most trees have lost their leaves, but the liquidamber is still holding on to them. What a show. This, in my mind, has taken the place of Robinia Mop Top which although they are divine to look at, have so much trouble with suckering. So many people in small gardens want a tree, but most grow too big. This would be ideal for along a boundary fence to block out neighbouring buildings, without taking up too much ground space, or getting too tall. A hedge underneath of Camellia setsugekka, or any green species. Gorgeous!
|This is the 'Gumball' in summer - just plain old leafy green, but still gorgeous|