The Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) is a deciduous tall tree Native to North America that has an attractive corky bark and decorative maple-like leaves. In autumn, this tree creates brilliant autumn colours with hues of red, yellow, orange, and purple.
The Sweet Gum makes an excellent specimen or lawn tree.
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This plant thrives in open, sunny areas with moist, well-drained soils. It is frost tolerant, as well as moderate coastal tolerant. Plant within the autumn, winter and spring seasons.
Fertilise in spring with a slow-release fertiliser. Mulch well to suppress weeds and conserve soil moisture.
Plant Type Decidious Tree Mature Dimensions (HxW) 30m x 8m Sun Exposure Full Sun Bird / Wildlife Attracting No Foliage Type Lobed - Deeply Indented Margins Foliage Colour Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Purple Flower Type None Flower Colour n/a