Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette'
'Slender Silhouette' is a unique native deciduous tree. This tree defines the word 'fastigiate' – it's as columnar and candle-like as they come. While fine as a specimen, this tree shines when it's used in an allee, a line, a circle, or a colony. It just says hello. Ultimate size is expected to top out at over 50' and about 6' wide. However, since the clone is still new to the trade, the verdict isn't in on ultimate landscape size. It's a 2011 Gold Medal Award recipient bestowed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.