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Liquidambar styraciflua

Sweet gum

Liquidambar styraciflua is a tree native across the southeast. This tree is a common pioneer species, often one of the first hardwood species to grow on a site. It does well on many soil types, and prefers to grow in the full sun. It has star-shaped serrated leaves, and pointy “gum ball” fruits. It is a host plant for several native moth species, and the seeds are popular among birds (especially goldfinches) in the fall/winter. Liquidambar styraciflua is excellent for restoration projects.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Liquidambar styraciflua - 1 Gallon

Sweet gum

18 in stock

$12.1010+ $6.05ea
Liquidambar styraciflua - 3 Gallon

Sweet gum

4 in stock


Plant type

  • Tree / Shrub

Mature Height

  • Over 30'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FAC) Facultative


  • Bird Supportive
  • Fast Growing / Vigorous
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Riparian Zone
  • Upland
  • Floodplain
  • Slope
  • Riparian Buffer
  • Buffer
  • Bottomland Hardwood

Classification by Use

  • Constructed Wetland
  • Erosion Control
  • SCM (Stormwater Control Measure)
  • Stream Restoration
  • Wetland Mitigation