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The autumn winds have brought down the lurid, neon-green, curiously wrinkled fruits of the Osage orange...
The autumn winds have brought down the lurid, neon-green, curiously wrinkled fruits of the Osage orange...
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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon'

The American sweetgum, Liquidambar styraciflua, is a medium-sized deciduous tree recognisable by its palmate, five-pointed leaves and spiked autumn fruits. The cultivar ‘Worplesdon’ has more deeply-cut leaves than standard trees, with dramatic autumn colouring; a good example is well-established by the Lake.
It has formed a tear-drop shape and the foliage floods deep wine-red in early autumn, against which burst cerise, red, orange and apricot tones through the following weeks. The tree is a mesmerising sight at the height of its autumn colour, ingeniously placed at intersecting sight lines and throwing a spectacular reflection into the millpond surface of the Lake. For a few weeks of the year, the sweetgum becomes the fiery fulcrum about which the Garden seems to revolve.

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