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Sweetgum

Liquidambar styraciflua

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The sweetgum is well adapted to Maryland and thrives in many different environments. The tree features unique, star-shaped leaves that transform into brilliant shades of purple, red, orange, and yellow during the fall. The Tree Montgomery program plants sweetgum varieties with and without seeds, known as ‘sweetgum balls’.

 Tree Height 
 Mature Crown Spread 
Mature
Tree Height
60-75 FT
Mature
Crown Width
40-50 FT
Growth
Per Year
1-2+ FT

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