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Liquidambar styraciflua

American Sweet Gum

  • »  Moderately hard wood
  • »  Used in perfumes, medicine, and chewing gum!
  • »  Attracts birds

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A large pyramidal, open crowned, low maintenance, deciduous tree with glossy, gold, yellow, and orange leaves. Produces inconspicuous yellow-green flowers that appear in April and May. Female flowers yield hard fruit that appear August through September, known as gum balls.

Foliage Color
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Soil Moisture
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Liquidambar styraciflua

Plant in full sun to partial shade. Thrivves in well-drained soils.