Liquidambar styraciflua (Sweet Gum)
Native: Eastern United States, Central America
The timber is sometimes known as 'satin walnut'
Leaves are five sometimes seven lobed, with fine toothed edges. The vein axils on the underside bear rust coloured tufts. Autumn colours are purple, deep red and orange.
Flowers open in May; males in round heads on a spike 5-7.5cm long; females solitary or in pairs about 1.2cm across.
Fruits are about 2.5-3.7cm across.