Liquidambar styraciflua - Sweetgum
Liquidambar styraciflua - Sweetgum is a large deciduous tree which is often mistaken for a maple. Native to the USA and Mexico but introduced to the UK several hundred years ago. The primary interest with this species in the stunning Autumn foliage colour.
It has glossy, green maple like leaves that turn brilliant fiery crimson, purple and orange in the Autumn. It has a very attractive corky bark which is a feature on established trees.