Sweet Gum

Liquidambar styraciflua

$24.99$44.99

In Stock
Key Features
Height

60 - 80'

Container Size

1 Gallon, 2 Gallon

Bloom Time

April, May

Bloom Color

Green, Yellow

Soil Moisture

Medium

Soil Type

Average, medium, well-drained.

Hardiness Zone

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Light Requirements

Full sun

  • Description

    Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) is a large deciduous tree that grows naturally in wet river bottoms, in swamps that frequently flood, and on drier uplands. It is commonly used in landscaping as a shade tree. The leaves of the Sweet Gum tree have 5-7 distinct star shaped lobes and turn brilliant yellow, orange, red, and purple in the fall, making it a popular ornamental tree. The small flowers that appear in spring are insignificant, though they do attract pollinators. The flowers give way to spherical, spikey fruit (sometimes called gumballs) containing seeds which are eaten by songbirds and small mammals. Sweet Gum is a larval host for the beautiful Luna Moth (shown above), among others.

  • Shipping Information

    We ship from two locations:

    • Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

    • Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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