Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) lih-kwid-AM-bar styraciflua

Family Altingiaceae
Named Cultivars Liquidambar styraciflua 'Burgundy', Liquidambar styraciflua 'Corky', Liquidambar styraciflua 'Hapdell' HAPPIDAZE, Liquidambar styraciflua 'Moraine', Liquidambar styraciflua 'Rotundiloba', Liquidambar styraciflua 'Silver King', Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette', Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon'
Plant Data
I am a... Deciduous Perennial Tree
Where to Find It There is a Sweetgum tree in the very Northwest corner of Crow Island Woods.
How to Recognize It Sweet gum is a large tree with distinctive star-shaped leaves, and unusual gumball-shaped fruit in spring.
Why to Like this American native has unique star-shaped leaves which turn attractive shades of yellow, red and burgundy in fall, as well as interesting "gum ball" fruit in spring. The gum which flows from tree wounds has been used in the past for chewing gum, perfumes, and folk medicines.
Mature Size 60 - 80 feet tall. 40 - 60 feet wide.
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Medium - Wet:
Zones 5a - 9b
Tags Deer Resistant,Wet Site Tolerant
Bloom Period April to May
Flower Color Yellow-Green
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