Limit Tree (liquid Amber) Height - Knowledgebase Question

Mission Viejo, CA
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Question by choueiry
February 18, 2003
How can I limit the height of liquidamber tree if I don't want it to grow more than 30 - 35 feet tall and use it for shade?

Answer from NGA
February 18, 2003
You can prune a liquidambar to reduce the size, but you may lose the shape of the tree with constant pruning. Perhaps a better solution is to purchase a variety that will not exceed the height you desire. Liquidambar orientalis, the Oriental Sweet Gum, reaches 20'-30' in height at maturity and has the same foliage shape and color of the American Sweet Gum. Liquidambar makes a lovely shade tree, providing filtered shade during the summer months.

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