Sweet Gum is a great tree all year round, and is a favorite among wildlife, but was chosen for fall interest because they produce a large spectrum of colors during the fall months.
Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua)
What do you call a nice tree without teeth?
Did you know?
- The resin that is produced is used for medicine and chewing gum
- The wood is used to make cabinets, furniture, doors, millwork, and paneling
- Sweet Gum
- American Storax
- Goldfinches, mallard ducks, Carolina chickadees, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, white-throated sparrows, Carolina wrens, squirrels, and chipmunks eat the seeds
- 60-75' tall, with a crown width of 40-50'
- Full sun to partial shade
- Compatible with most soils
Select Identification Characteristics:
- Leaf Type: Simple
- Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
- Bud Arrangement: Alternate
- Terminal Bud: Single