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Plant Characteristics

Plant Type
  • Shade Tree
Northern States Exposure
  • Full Sun
  • Sound Barrier
  • Produces Dense Shade
Growth Rate
  • Fast
  • Medium
Soil Moisture Needs
  • Moist
  • Average
Nature Attraction
  • Attracts Birds
Seasons of Interest
  • Summer
  • Fall
Best Usages
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Provide Shade
  • Landscape Specimen

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Sweetgum is very easy to grow, adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your tree the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette'

Buy Slender Silhouette Sweetgum online. A stunning columnar tree perfect for a garden accent, grows to 50 feet in height with only a 5-10 foot width. Falls colors are a striking orange, yellow and red. Trees only occasionally set fruit.

Mature Height:

40-50 Feet

Mature Spread:

5-10 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Altingiaceae · Common Name: Sweetgum

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • Sooner Lifetime Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • Pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included to use when planting; Hydro-Gels help retain soil moisture, and plants establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will survive drought conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.
  • Customer satisfaction survey sent after your order is received that provides you with a $10.00 off coupon code on your next order.

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Smart pot 3 gallon

SKU: 9105

(3.06 gallons / 11.6 liters)
(5-6 ft tall)
(10 units available now - S)

Multi-Plant Discount! Standard Package Grown in Smart Pot.


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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 7692

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
(5-6 ft tall)
(0 units available now)

three year plant Standard Package


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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 5307

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
(5-6 ft tall)
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four year plant Standard Package


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7 gallon Potted

SKU: 5937

(6.08 gallons / 23.03 liters)
(5-6 ft tall)
(0 units available now)

five year plant pick up only


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Customer Testimonials

Your packaging is amazing. I only wish you had the trees available I wanted when I first moved in to my new home as I would have purchased a much large order. I will not hesitate to buy more in the future. I also love your large selection of trees & plants.

July 2014

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