Banana Smilax bona-nox Saw greenbrier Vitis rotundifolia Muscadine grape Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper Erythrina herbacea Coralbean Liquidambar styraciflua
American sweetgum Prunus americana American plum Magnolia grandifolia Southern magnolia Tilia americana Basswood Calicarpa americana American beautyberry Citrus paradisi x C.
lasiopus was collected 35 m above ground on a large mature tree of Liquidambar styraciflua
has got maple-like leaves, but the central 'finger' is lengthened, giving the leaf a much more elegant shape.
Best of the Bunch Sweet gums FOR the ultimate example of trees producing autumn foliage colour, the Sweet Gum, Liquidambar styraciflua
, has to take top prize.
Table 1 Species composition of standing woody plants with a diameter [greater than or equal to] 1 cm adjacent to the active impoundment Basal Species Stem (%) area (%) Liquidambar styraciflua
of the Family Hamamelidaceae
Deciduous dominant taxa are Liquidambar styraciflua
Species (1) Quaking aspen - Populus tremuloides Silver maple - Acer saccharinum Linden - Tilia americana Sweetgum - Liquidambar styraciflua
Sugar maple - Acer saccharum Tuliptree - Liriodendron tulipifera Weeping willow - Salix bablonica Honey locust - Gleditsia spp.
And Liquidambar styraciflua
, the sweet gum, provides not only rich red maple-like leaves but scent too.
Woody species occurring in this site include Acer platanoides, Ginkgo biloba, Liquidambar styraciflua
, Philadelphus inodorus, Quercus shumardii, and Tilia cordata.
Apart from conifers, ornamental trees more tolerant of wet soils include the white blossomed Amelanchier lamarckii, and on acid and neutral soils, the attractive Liquidambar styraciflua
, and the Tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica).
, as it is more correctly known, will give up to three months of autumn colour, from the earliest hints of reddening leaves in August to the last leaves falling in mid November - in between, this slow growing specimen tree, from across the Northern Hemisphere, gives a display of red and yellow autumn colour that surpasses almost every other tree in cultivation.