2 Bareroot Sweet Gum Trees 18-24″

$22.95

Features star-shaped leaves with 5 lobes (occasionally 7) that are lustrous medium green in color, toothed along the margins and 4–7½” in length.
Provides brilliant fall color, with leaves turning vibrant shades of yellow, orange, red and purple.
Yields long-stemmed, woody, burr-like fruit that is approximately 1½” in diameter.
Grows in a pyramidal shape, becoming more oval or rounded with age.
Full sun is the ideal condition for this tree, meaning it should get at least six hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
The American sweetgum can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 5–9.

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Description

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′-70′, with a 45′ spread. (Zones 5-9). American sweetgum seeds are eaten by eastern goldfinches, purple finches, sparrows, mourning doves, northern bobwhites and wild turkeys. Small mammals such as chipmunks, red squirrels and gray squirrels also enjoy the fruits and seeds.