Liquidambar styrciflua is native to the eastern United States and was introduced to the Uk in 1681 by John Bannister. In its natural habitat a large tree up to 45mtrs tall, however in the Uk. it seldom grows to half that size. Golden Sun is a new cultivar. A deciduous tree with a conical shape and a more compact size. Maple like deeply lobed leaves are yellow green in summer and turn vibrant shades of orange, yellow, red and mauve in autumn. During winter the young bark of Golden Sun is a bright golden yellow. In addition to the unusual yellow bark the autumn leaves stay on the tree for a long time, in some years as late as January. A superb new cultivar! It is unusual in that Liquidambar produce fruit in the Uk. Typically grows at a moderate to fast rate, slowing with age. Prefers moist fertile acid to neutral soil. A superb tree for a park, estate or garden. These trees can be grown in a large pot or container and pruned occasionally to help maintain shape. When growing in a pot or other container. Use a good quality, John Innes compost. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 8-9 month applied annually in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year.