Gum from this tree has long been used for a variety of purposes, including chewing gum, incense, perfumes, flavorings, medicines and folk remedies; however, the hard spiked fruiting clusters, or “gumballs,” are sometimes considered a nuisance. As the name implies, the ‘Slender Silhouette’ cultivar is much thinner and more compact than the species tree, appearing almost columnar in profile. It also produces less fruit, and in a more restricted area.
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|Latin Name||Liquidambar styraciflua|