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Sweet Gum Tree

Sweet Gum Tree

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Sweet Gum Tree 

Sweet Gum Tree is a North American native species deciduous tree that's tall, handsome, and will thrive in the full sun in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. 

The sweet gum tree gets its name from the fruit it bears in the autumn. Gumball-shaped seed pods drop from the tree during the winter months. Although they are inedible to humans (despite the candy-inspired name!), your feathered friends and winter mammals will appreciate them when less food is available during the cold season. 

Why Grow This Tree? 

Wholesale Nursery often suggests the sweet gum tree to customers who inquire about species well suited for hot, humid, or wet conditions--this one will rise above all these challenges. Liquidambar Styraciflua originated in freshwater swamps, river beds, and flood plains across the southeastern region--it has a natural aptitude for moist conditions. 

Conversely, it is drought-resistant and can tolerate short dry spells when the flood waters recede. It is resilient and carefree for the gardener, making it a popular choice for natural areas, reforestation, and conservation projects. 

A final reason you might choose a sweet gum tree is to mitigate any soil compaction which leads to eventual erosion. This tree has a sprawling and shallow root system. As the roots strengthen and begin to sprawl, they will loosen the soil, healing it from the inside out. 

The Sweet Gum Tree Is Impressive and Handsome 

The tree is tall, reaching a mature height close to 100', with up to a four-foot diameter trunk. The crown becomes fuller, with thick branches that form a pyramidal shape. 

The leaves that adorn the canopy of this beautiful tree create a star shape with multiple lobes and can be as large as 8" long. Its leaf color is a deep green during the early season and purple, rust, gold, or orange in the fall. 

Order Your Sweet Gum Tree From Wholesale Nursery Today 

Wholesale Nursery Co. grows all its plants, trees, shrubs, ferns, and mosses at our central Tennessee location. We put our expertise, love, and dedication into producing the best sweet gum tree specimens you will find at any online retailer. Order today. You will love our quality.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Pat Petinga
So happy to find this..

beautiful tree. My first experience with bareroot much easier to get into the ground than a container plant. My trees are babies but with their growth rate I don't think it will be long before we see real progress.
What I appreciated most dealing with this company was they answered my concerns about a BBB rating I'd seen on the internet.
My experience was very positive and the plants are just what I expected.

Thank you for the fantastic review, Pat! We put a lot of effort into making our service as user-friendly and enjoyable as possible, so we are thrilled to hear that you are enjoying it. Thanks again for the support!

C. G.

Great, already planted. Will watch & see how it grows in the desert.

Thanks for the 5-star review. You made our day! We look forward to making your day again real soon.

Karlie Foster

Very strong tree! Love this tree in my yard!

Hi Karlie, Your kind words about our trees are really appreciated. We love making our customer’s days and we cannot wait to have the opportunity to make you smile again! Thank you for choosing us!

Matt King

This tree is extremely strong and beautiful! Great choice

We noticed your 5-star review. Thank you so much for trusting us, and we can’t wait to help you again in the future.

Harley Ricks

Gorgeous tree! I am in love with the foilage!

Harley, hearing how much you love our tree has brightened up our day at Wholesale TN Nursery! We are looking forward to making your day once more when you shop with us again.