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Click for previous Image Image 1 of 3 Liquidambar styraciflua Cherokee CHEROKEE SWEETGUM

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

Cherokee® 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.

Interesting Notes

A nearly seedless version of the common sweetgum tree. Light seed production is common with seed aborting and falling off early before fully developed.Photos Courtesy of OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and Sooner Plant Farm. Order now, supplies are limited. You will not be billed until tree is shipped.

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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Cherokee'

Buy Cherokee Sweetgum online. Cherokee® Sweetgum is a deciduous tree with a narrow, pyramidal growth habit. Unusual corky bark and excellent fall colors make this a very popular tree. Leaves are glossy green in summer changing to multiple colors of yellow orange and finally deep red in fall.This variety has been reported to have withstood temperatures of 28 degrees below zero without damage, and very light production of gum balls, according to the founder Earl Cully also founder of Heritage®Birch
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Mature Height:

60-75 Feet

Mature Spread:

45-55 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


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Family: Altingiaceae · Common Name: Sweetgum

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  • 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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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 3184

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


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So happy to find the Home Run Roses. I had 10 and two died. I am so happy that they were not bare rooted since the two that died last year were bare rooted and did not do well. Thanks for shipping so soon.

Jacksonville, AR
October 2014

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