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Liquidambar styraciflua

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist

Soil Description: acid, rich, average, loam, clay, sand

Height: 70'-90'

Bloom Time: March, April, May

Bloom Color: white, green

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Additional Tags: attracts birds, colonizing, fall interest, fragrant plant, medicinal, shade tree, showy fruit

Seeds of Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)
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  • Fall foliage of Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)

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Description

Liquidambar styraciflua

Also known as:

sweetgum

,

American sweetgum

,

red gum

,

bilsted

,

star-leaved gum

,

alligator-tree

Scientific Synonyms:

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Special Concern: CT

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Hamamelidales
Family Hamamelidaceae Witch-hazel family
Genus Liquidambar sweetgum
Species Liquidambar styraciflua sweetgum