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Liquidambar Styraciflua * Red Sweet Gum * Bonsai Tree * Rare * 10 Seeds *

THIS LISTING IS FOR 10 SEEDS OF LIQUIDAMBAR STYRACIFLUA Liquidambar Styraciflua, commonly called American sweetgum or sweet-gum, is a low-maintenance deciduous tree that can be up to 20 m tall. It is native to Eastern United States, from Southwestern Connecticut to Florida and is also found in Mountains of Mexico and Guatemala. Liquidambar Styraciflua is a popular ornamental tree. It has a pyramidal shape when young then rounded at maturity. Sweetgum is grown for its alternate, maple-like leaves. The glossy, long-stalked, deep green leaves have toothed margins. Each leaf has 5-7 pointed, star-shaped lobes. The leaves turn to shades of yellow, orange, purple and red in Fall. Also, yellow-green flowers appear in spherical clusters in April-May. Female flowers give way to gum balls which are hard, spherical, bristly fruiting clusters to 1.5” diameter. A chewing gum and a stabilizer for cakes can be obtained from the resin. Liquidambar Styraciflua is intolerant of shade. It is best in full sun but does okay in partial shade. The tree prefers deep, moist, fertile soils, but seems to tolerate a wide variety of soils. Hardiness zones: 5-9
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