Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua)


41 in stock


Type: Deciduous tree

Family: Altingiaceae

Height:60-85 feet

Spread: 40-60 feet

Native Range: Eastern US

Ideal Site Requirements: Easily grown, avoid alkaline soils

Soil: well drained, but tolerant of many soil types

Water: medium

Sunlight needs:  full sun

Tolerates: clay soil 

Landscape use: excellent shade tree

Brief Description: Low maintenance shade tree, excellent fall color

Wildlife Benefits

Possible Problems:  No serious issues, though trees drop significant amounts of fruit.

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