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Liquidambar styracifluaLiquidambar styraciflua

sweet gum, red gum, sap gum

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS

Characteristics

Height: 60-100'
Spread: 50-75'
Flowers: Apr.-May; yellow-green
Fruit: Jul.-Jan.; brown; capsule
Fall color: yellow, red

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 4.5-7
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

mesic, upland woods, slopes, ravines, floodplains, and streambanks

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *

Notes



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1247.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004