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Liquidambar styraciflua

American Sweet Gum

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Liquidambar styraciflua
Principal Common Name American Sweet Gum
Common Name(s)
Description Large, interesting tree with interesting form, foliage and brilliant fall color. It's often used in parking lots and as shade trees in large areas. Narrow and erect in youth, with a more spreading habit as it grows older.
General Comments
Height Range 50 - 60 FT
Spread Range 20 - 25
Flower Showy
Sunset Zones 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture
Form Tree
Flower Color
Flower Time
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Bark : Fall Color : Form : Leaf : Trunk : Winter Interest

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