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Liquidambar styraciflua

Sweetgum

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Liquidambar styraciflua (Sweetgum)

The deep green, glossy, star-shaped leaves turn a wonderful medley of colors in fall ranging from orange to purple to red on a single tree. In the fall, golf-ball size brown fruit with sharp points form.

Additional Information:


Height
60-75 Feet

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Spread
40-60 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACW

Soil Moisture

High

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Nesting