Liquidambar styraciflua – American Sweetgum

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A good lawn, park or campus tree. Perhaps best known for 5-lobed glossy green leaves which can turn a dramatic range of colors in fall. Autumn colors range from yellow to red to purple and often have an almost bronze appearance. Spiky fruit capsules are unique.

Height: 40 - 50 ft
Spread: 15 - 25 ft
Shape: Pyramid
Flower: Inconspicuous
Foliage: Green
Fall Color: Red, Yellow
Species: Liquidambar - Sweetgum
Hardiness Zone: 5