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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Cherokee'
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Hardiness Zone: 5-9 · Mature Height: 60-75 Feet · Mature Spread: 40-55 Feet
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
Family: Altingiaceae · Common Name: Sweetgum
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- A pre-applied, pre-measured amount of time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for up to one year.
- Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
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CHEROKEE SWEETGUM Plant Characteristics
|•||Leaf Scorch - High Resistance|
|•||Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance|
|•||Powdery Mildew - High Resistance|
|•||Root Rot - Moderate Resistance|
Leaf Color Fall*
Leaf Color Spring*
Leaf Color Summer*
Preferred Soil Conditions*
|•||Adapts Well to Most Soil Types|
|•||Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)|
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CHEROKEE SWEETGUM Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips
Liquidambar is very easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer.
Interesting Notes About CHEROKEE SWEETGUM
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.