Sweetgum Tree

Sweetgum Tree

Sweetgum Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Liquidambar styraciflua
Hardiness Zones:   6 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Moderate to rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; dry to moist soil
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Pyramidal in youth; upright; semi-conical to spreading with age
Height:   60 to 100
Weight:   50 to 75'
Leaf:   Star shaped leaves with 5 to 7 lobes; yellow, orange, scarlet, purple fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Insignificant flowers; spiny fruit
Comments:    Fruit is a litter problem in lawn areas; seeds eaten by birds
Habit:   Deciduous
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