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Sweet Gum Seedlings, also sometimes known as the red-gum or star-leaved gum tree. In the wild, the tree can grow as high as 150 feet. It's a deciduous tree with dark green palmate leaves that have pointed lobes. The lobes of a leaf usually number between five and seven. These tree zones include most of the continental U.S. except for portions of the northern Midwest and the most northern parts of New England.
It is native to the warm climate of the Southeast and also grows in Mexico and Central America. The tree can grow in various types of soil and range from sandy to moist. It will likely increase somewhere between one to two feet in premium conditions each year. The tree's fruits are buried in ball-shaped capsules that carry their seeds, reach maturity in fall, and stay on the tree during winter.
It has a distinctive twig growth that has led people to describe the twigs as "wings." This tree is famous for a variety of reasons. Its beautiful colored leaves in the fall, typically yellow, red, or even purple, can be pretty bright and add much loveliness to the landscape.
It's also a great shade tree, and its hardwood is one of the most popular types of hardwood lumber in the U.S., next to oak. The fine-grained wood has impressive colored streaks in it, which can make it good lumber for furniture making and flooring, wildly since it polishes well. Its timber is sometimes called satin walnut. The wood can also be pulped to make paper or used in basket making.
The name sweet gum probably comes from the resin inside the gray bark which American pioneers used to scrape off and chew. The tree is considered to have a "pyramidal" shape that gets rounded as the tree grows older, resulting in a sort of oval.
These trees attract different birds, including finches, sparrows, bobwhites, mourning doves, and turkeys. Squirrels and chipmunks also like to eat its fruits and seeds, so it's a good tree for attracting wildlife to your yard.
One interesting fact about the tree is that its genus, which has six species, is primarily native to Asia. The first time the tree is mentioned in recorded North American history is in describing a ceremony involving Cortez and Montezuma.
Posted by Anthony Brooks on Jan 11, 2022
I enjoyed these 10 healthy seedlings and planted them immediately. Awesome service.
Posted by Marco on Dec 14, 2021
Nice tree be ordering more
Posted by Blake Taylor on Dec 09, 2020
this is a great product. All mine are doing exceptionally well. Shipped fast packed well I'm in love with my trees I've ordered. They look great in my yard.
Posted by Daniel Boston on Aug 27, 2019
These arrived in great shape and packaged nicely. I got them planted.. Can't wait to see what they look like in the spring.
Posted by Faye Bess on Aug 22, 2019
this tree is just amazing
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.