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American Sweetgum

Beautiful shade tree for large lawns or streetside. Puts on a spectacular fall display in bronze, orange and yellow. Interesting seedpods resemble brown starbursts. Very nice against a backdrop of evergreens. Prefers moist, well-drained, neutral to acid (sour) soil.

Companion Plants


Crape Myrtle


Plant Details

  • Common name

    American Sweetgum

  • Botanical name

    Liquidambar styraciflua

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 6 (-10°F) to USDA Zone 9 (20°F).

  • Light


  • Height

    60-70' (19-22 m)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    In spring

  • Water

    2-3 times per week

  • Bloom Time

    No Bloom

  • Maintenance

    Apply mulch

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Gayle S.'s collection