The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' Umbrella tree 12/14cm girth

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Photo of Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' Umbrella tree 12/14cm girth


Fantastic star-shaped foliage that is more deeply lobed than some other varieties. The glossy green foliage will delight with a display of autumn colour that begins with yellow and orange, developing to vibrant claret red. Corky, fissured bark. These Parasol trees or umbrella shaped trees are fast emerging as a very popular choice to add structure and create natural garden architecture. Clients tend to use them instead of pergolas and arbors to offer cool shade in the summer months. As living structures, they offer year-round interest by constantly changing through the seasons


  • Trees

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Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Cottage style garden
  • Woodland area
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Specimen

Special features

  • Low maintenance
  • Autumn interest
  • Architectural

Care instructions

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.


Size: Large

Pot size: Root balled

Eventual height: 1000cm

Eventual spread: 600cm


  • Light shade
  • Sun


  • South
  • East
  • West
  • North

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral