Sweet Gum

Liquidambar styraciflua

Sweet Gum  - Liquidambar styraciflua
Sweet Gum  - Liquidambar styraciflua
Sweet Gum  - Liquidambar styraciflua

Sweet Gum

Liquidambar styraciflua

Liquidambar is a large deciduous tree widely used in California as a street tree and for large estates and commercial properties.  It gives nice Fall color and provides a nice large scale when planted next to taller structures as it will reach heights of 75 feet or taller.  Easy to grow and tolerates many soil types.  The growth habbit it typically more upright and columnar in form but with age it will take on a wider rounded canopy.  This tree does pose a maintenance issue in the Fall as it drops hundred of small rounded pokey pods which can be hazardous in walking areas.  Sweet Gum is deer and rabit tolerant.  Does best with regular water.  Can be planted in lawn areas.  Keep away from sidewalks, driveways, garden walls or other structures as roots become a problem over time. 

Foliage: Deciduous

Sun Exposure: Full Sun (6+ Hours Of Direct Sunlight)

Water Needs: Moderate

Bloom Season: Summer

Mature Height: 60+'

Mature Width: 40-50'

Attributes: Deer Resistant, Woodland Garden, English & Cottage Garden

Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

For detailed information, please download our planting guides:

We deliver to Southern California including Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, Riverside County, Imperial County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and neighboring areas.

List of delivery zones and rates.
Delivery Zone Delivery Rate
Zone 1 $69.00
Zone 2 $89.00
Zone 3 $109.00
Zone 4 $139.00
Zone 5 $179.00
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