American Sweet Gum Tree

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$9.99
Height At Marurity
Over 20 Feet
Ships
November 1st Through April 15th
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Usage
Fastest Growing Trees, Drought Tolerant Plants,
Usage
Fastest Growing Trees, Drought Tolerant Plants,
Zone
7, 8, 9,
Zone
7, 8, 9,
Zone
7, 8, 9,

Reviews (4)

  • 4
    Thanks so much for the forum post.Much thanks again. Really Cool. Rood

    Posted by WilliamPl on 6th May 2016

    Thanks so much for the forum post.Much thanks again. Really Cool. <a href=http://fgr443ty3rfwe4A.tumblr.com/>Crone</a>

  • 4
    I value the forum post. Fantastic. Nowakowski

    Posted by WilliamPl on 6th May 2016

    I value the forum post. Fantastic.

  • 3
    A round of applause for your forum topic.Thanks Again. Really Cool. Rosborough

    Posted by WilliamPl on 6th May 2016

    A round of applause for your forum topic.Thanks Again. Really Cool. http://hudhfgdfg434tgag.tumblr.com/ - Falk

  • 5
    Lovely addition

    Posted by Taylen Isaiah on 20th Feb 2016

    This tree makes a lovely addition to our home because of its bright and vibrant colors.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

Description

American Sweet Gum Tree- Liquidambar Styraciflua 

Sweet Gum Tree is a large native tree. The Sweet Gum tree can be named after its aroma that can be smelt from many feet. The Sap of this tree can be known to be exceptionally sweet smelling and has a consistency of chewing gum. The sap can be used for many years for medicinal uses by pioneers and Native Americans. The Sweet Gum Tree blooms in the springtime months with clusters of small white flowers. These later changes into spiky balls that contain black seeds inside that can be prized by birds as a tasty treat.

American Sweet Gum Trees have a scaly bark that resembles alligator skin.

The fresh gum tree is known as the American Sweetgum and botanically as Liquidambar styraciflua, but can be called hazel pine, red gum, star-leaved gum, alligator wood or sweet gum. This is a deciduous fast growing tree that can grow 4 feet per year and tree has an oval canopy. The leaves have a lobed star shape that is glossy green in summer. In the fall the leaves will turn yellow, red and a purple color before they fall from the branches. In spring the sweet gum tree will get pale green flowers that will develop into the round and spiky shaped seed pods giving the tree more character. The seed pods can create new seedlings spreading the tree in late saplings. The seed pods have a hard exterior with sharp spikes while growing and when they fall from the tree. It is a stately tree that can be used in landscaping for its beauty and shade in yards or public locations. The sweet gum tree attracts cardinals, blue jays, doves, squirrels, chipmunks, other wildlife and luna moths. Parts of the tree have also been used in folk medicine for specific healing properties.

American Sweet Gum Tree is a tree that has been used in making chewing gum, and today the spiky balls can be used for crafts.

 

 

 

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