Sweet Gum – Liquidambar Styraciflua

All pricing and availability are subject to change

1 gallon – $10
5 gallon – $20
15 gallon – $50
24″ box – $200

Details and Care Information:

Sunset Zones:  3-9 and 14-24
USDA Hardiness Zones:  5-10
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Growth Rate:  24” – 36” per year
Growth Habit: Conical Shape
Height:  80ft.
Width: 40ft.
Evergreen or Deciduous: Deciduous
Longevity: More than 150 years
Litter Issue: Dry Spiky Fruit
Pests and Diseases: Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible
to Invasive Shot Hole Borer, Aphids, Caterpillars, Scales and Spider Mites, Armillaria, Anthracnose, Chlorosis and Sooty Mold.
Branch Strength: Medium
Root Damage Potential: High
Suckering Potential: Low
Special Care:  Needs plenty of space for root development. Typically not a great landscape tree unless plenty of room is supplied.
Pruning Advice:
Watering Advice: Deep infrequent watering helps to keep any potential for root damage from becoming a problem.
Staking: Staking not generally needed.
Fertilizer: Fertilizing in early spring is suggested.
Microclimate: No microclimates required to thrive – What is a Microclimate?