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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Rough
Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
  • Burgundy/Crimson/Maroon
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
  • Red/Brilliant Red
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Birds
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Tree
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Moist
  • Well-Drained
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Propagation Methods*
  • Seed
Season of Interest*
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Summer
  • Fall
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Wind/Dust Break
  • Provides Shade
  • Sound Barrier
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Liquidambar is very easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

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SWEETGUM

Liquidambar styraciflua

Buy Sweetgum online. Is rapid growing in warm climates and slow in cooler habitats. Large, pyramidal tree reaching heights of 80 to 100 feet spreading 60 to 80 feet. Leaves are deep, dark-green, turning brilliant yellow, to red-orange in the fall.

Mature Height:

80-100 Feet

Mature Spread:

70-80 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Altingiaceae · Common Name: Sweetgum

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for 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.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

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Purchase SWEETGUM Online

Root Pouch 5 gallon

SKU: 9222

(4.22 gallons / 16 liters)
(5-6 ft tall)
(0 units available now)

Standard Package Grown in Root Pouch®.




$130.00

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