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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We guarantee your plants to be in excellent condition and arrive alive. If you have any problems with your order, please contact us via email (do not call us, email us with pictures) and state the problem and photos of the problem along with your order # to firstname.lastname@example.org within 24 hours of order receival. No exceptions to this warranty so please, if you have any problems, we must receive an email within 24 hours of delivery.
Sweet Gum Tree is a Moderate Growing Tree
Sweet Gum Tree adds curb appeal
Hardy planting zones are 5-9. The growth rate is 1 to 2 feet per year. The Sweet Gum is a moderate-growing tree and will thrive in moist and acidic soil types and conditions. It will give color and life to all areas where added. It makes a home have excellent curb appeal. This tree grows to be 60 to 70 feet tall and can be 40 to 50 feet wide. It will grow best in full sunlight. It will look stately when planted for an ideal shade tree for a lawn or home. It will give a burst of color during the autumn and also look great in spring and summer. This tree is used a lot in landscaping projects because it is effortless to care for. This tree is found growing a lot in the Southeastern part of the United States. Sweet Gum is a favorite landscape tree due to its glossy leaves and brilliant fall color. The tree, which can reach heights of 120′, has gray and deeply furrowed bark.
In the fall, spiny ball-like fruit was produced. One fruit may contain up to 50 seeds that are spread mainly by the wind. Sweet Gum's name comes from the Pioneers who used to peel the bark and scrape the resin-like solid to form a chewing gum-like substance. Sweet Gum is also a good tree. The leaves, which have either five or seven lobes, may be used as a potpourri when crushed and the wood used for furniture, flooring, paper pulp, veneer, and baskets. Moist to the wet, acidic soil is the favorite home for the tree. Many times they are planted near water sources such as streams to help prevent erosion. The trees have been known to spread to a width of 40′ – 50′.