Liquidambar styraciflua

American Sweetgum

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Slow-medium
Mature Height - 75-100'
Mature Width - 50-75'
Longevity - 150-300 yrs.

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Small, yellow-green globular clusters on long stem
Fruit - Multiple, tan brown, globular horny woody ball, 1-1.5" in diameter. The capsules within the ball contain 2 seeds each.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Scarlet red- purple
Bark - Deep furrowed, silvery gray
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Slightly acid pH 6.1-6.5, tolerates well to poor drainage
Native Habitat - Forest region
Diseases and Insects - Infrequent, occasional bleeding necrosis, leader dieback, sweetgum blight. Very resistant to insect damage.
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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Sweetgum.
- Other plants of the family Hamamelidaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Liquidambar.
- Other plants of the species Liquidambar styraciflua.