} Phonetic Spelling lih-kwid-AM-bar sty-rak-ee-FLOO-uh Description. Liquidambar styraciflua, or Sweetgum, is a large. valuable, forest tree frequently found in wet river bottoms, in swamps that frequently flood, and on drier uplands (except the high mountains) throughout North Carolina. It is often the bane of some homeowner’s existence because of its troublesome fruit.
Notes:"One of the most spectacular of our trees in the fall; a single tree often has a mixture of green, yellow, orange, dark red, bronze, and purple leaves.
The sap was previously gathered as a source of chewing gum. The bark is one of the favorite foods of beavers. Although sometimes thought of as a small and weedy tree, Liquidambar reaches Common Name: Sweet Gum, Red Gum, Sweetgum.
Sep 10, The star-shaped leaves, which are alternate and deciduous, have a pleasant, sweet fragrance when crushed. This early successional tree often associates with Tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera).
Durham Co., NC 9/10/ Sweetgum leaves turn a spectacular range of colors in the fall, from bright yellow to purplish-black. Chapel Hill, NC 11/13/ The sweetgum is a fast-growing tree that develops a significant taproot that tolerate high moisture levels in soil. It is used for its lumber, and is one of the most common sources of hardwood and plywood, but also produces spectacular colors as it drops its leaves in the fall. The sweetgum is a monoecious species and is pollinated primarily by wind.
Happidaze Sweet Gum has forest green foliage throughout the season. The lobed palmate leaves turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
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Happidaze Sweet Gum is a deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Deep, glossy green star-shaped leaves mark the Sweetgum. Leaves turn yellow-purple-red in the fall, and stay on the tree quite late.
Its shape is pyramidal, becoming more rounded with age. Avoid polluted sites. Grows 60'', with a 45' spread. (Zones ) price Pricing Information. Welcome to Sweet Gum Farm Welcome to Sweet Gum Farm Welcome to Sweet Gum Farm Come Plant with us! Pot-A-Garden Event coming to you! About Us. Family Owned Boutique Farm.
What we ARE: A small farm and greenhouse specializing in unique organic/aromatic herb plants, edible and cut flowers, and beautiful therapeutic pots. One of North America's finest native species trees for fall color is the showy American Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua). We're proud to grow and sell this majestic national treasure for use in either residential or commercial landscapes. From a distance, American Sweetgum is a graceful presence.