Sweetgum

Arbor walk #15

This tree’s star shaped leaves provide great fall color. Its fruit is the “gum balls” which can hang on all winter.

Name Sweetgum
Latin Name Liquidambar styraciflua
Type Native Cultivar, Shade
Diameter 25″ dbh
Color of Leaf Dark green-glossy, brilliant red & yellow fall color
Shape of Leaf Star shaped
Color of Flower Greenish yellow
Shape of Flower Upright stalk with several tight rounded clusters
Shape of Bark Gray, slightly furrowed

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