Sweet Gum Tree Seedlings

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Planting Zones 5-9
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Sweet Gum Tree Seedlings Description

Sweet Gum Tree Seedlings, Liquidambar are a Towering Deciduous

Reaching astronomical heights of up to one hundred feet when adequately cared for, sweetgum trees form a symmetrical cone-like design, enhancing the yard's appearance. Ideal for planting in a gardening landscape, the sweet gum brings about beauty and invites numerous wildlife. Some include beavers, squirrels, white-tailed deer, and wood ducks.

These trees are regarded as pioneers. These trees can become invasive in a given region due to their ease of taking root from seeds and rapid growth, frequently excluding all other plants in the area. Plant them in well-kept places where you can clear up the seed pods.

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 There are several steps to take when growing sweet gum tree seedlings for successful tree growth. Below are special instructions to help get started.

 1. Put the sweet gum seedlings into a resealable plastic Ziploc baggie, fill it with a cup of dampened mineral-enriched soil, and put it in the refrigerator for between one and three months, checking the soil periodically for dryness and adding water as needed.

2. Using ten-inch flowerpots, put a mixture of three parts peat moss, a single layer of loam (a clay combination of clay & sand), then a layer of coarse sand. Next, take the unique mixture and soak it for twenty minutes.

3. Now it's time to sow the sweet gum seedlings, placing two per pot and pressing them down into the peat moss combination, using around 1/16 of coarse sand and spreading it thinly on top of the seedlings. Slightly moisten and allow to settle for several hours.

 4. Put the potted seedlings onto a Southern facing enclosed porch or deck, allowing partial sunlight to reach them. Checking periodically to ensure the soil mixture does not dry out.

 5. Ensure water sweetgum seedlings throughout the week when the soil feels dry—keeping at least one inch of moisture inside the flower pot.

 6. Within twenty to thirty days, the germination process should begin, especially when kept in temperatures of seventy-five degrees Fahrenheit. As sweetgum seedlings start to grow, if both plants should successfully germinate, place seedlings in their separate pot

 7. Place the newly potted seedlings into an area with partial shade during the summer. Watering them every two weeks or when dry to the touch keeps the water level at a two-inch level. When winter arrives, transfer sweet gum plants to a sunny location.

 8. Sweetgum trees should be large enough to transplant into a garden landscape when summertime arrives. Just make sure the temperature is at least sixty degrees Fahrenheit before transplanting. I am spacing them twenty-five feet from each other, adding some mildly acidic peat moss, and giving the trees plenty of water during the warm summer.

The above sweet gum Tree growth steps should lead to a prosperous gardening future filled with gorgeous sweet gum trees. Hardy in planting zone 5-9. The growth rate is more than 2 feet each year. Sweet Gum Trees seedlings can grow 60-75 feet tall and 50-75 feet wide at maturity. This seedling makes an excellent shade tree and can cut cooling costs due to its shade. You can use it to create a fragrant bitter chewing gum from the dried sap. (Not so sweet) The leaves will turn bright red, orange, and even purple in the fall. This variety is a late bloomer; it will have fruit in summer that will stay on in winter. Plants are deep in the moist soil and are usually found in New England and Florida. Tea is made from bark for medicinal purposes.

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These trees have vivid crimson, yellow, orange, or purple leaves that turn brilliant hues of scarlet, yellow, orange, or purple in the fall. The autumn display lasts far into late autumn and early January, and these imposing shade trees are worth planting just for the fall color alone. Birds, chipmunks, and squirrels love sweetgum trees because they provide food, shelter, and nesting grounds.

 The red-gum or star-leaved gum tree is another sweet gum tree. It's a deciduous tree with pointed lobes on dark green palmate leaves. Except for regions of the northern Midwest and the most northern parts of New England, sweetgum zones cover most continental United States. It is native to the Southeast's favorable environment, growing in Mexico and Central America. Sweetgums may thrive in various soil conditions, from sandy to moist. It will most likely grow between one and two feet yearly in ideal conditions. The tree's fruits, ball-shaped capsules containing the tree's seeds, mature in the fall and remain on the tree into the winter.

 It has a peculiar twig development pattern that has led to the twigs being referred to as "wings." Sweetgum is well-known for several reasons. Its brightly colored leaves in the fall, often yellow, crimson, or even purple, lend a lot of beauty to the scene. It's also a great shade tree, and its hardwood is one of the most common forms of hardwood lumber in the United States, second only to maple.

The fine-grained wood has striking colorful streaks, making it a fantastic choice for furniture and flooring, mainly because it polishes well. Its wood is frequently referred to as satin walnut. The wood can also be pulped and used to manufacture paper or baskets. The resin inside the grey bark, which American pioneers scraped off and chewed, is likely the source of sweet gum. Parts of sweet gum trees were once used to create soaps and adhesives, but they are now primarily prized for their wood and beauty. 

The tree has a "pyramidal" shape that gradually gets more rounded as it matures, eventually forming an oval shape. Finches, sparrows, bobwhites, mourning doves, and turkeys are among the birds that flock to these trees. Its fruits and seeds are also enjoyed by squirrels and chipmunks, making it an excellent tree for attracting wildlife to your yard. The genus, which contains six species, is predominantly native to Asia, an intriguing fact about the tree. The first time the tree is mentioned in documented North American history is in a written depiction of a ritual involving Cortez and Montezuma.


 Bloom Season: Spring

Color: Green

Height At Maturity: Over 20 Feet 

Categories: Seedlings

Zone: 5-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Sun, And Shade

Shipped as: Bareroot

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Reviews (2)

  • 5
    Sweet Gum Seedlings

    Posted by Billie Burns on Oct 06, 2022

    Excellent product, and the free shipping made it even better.

  • 5
    Sweet Gum Seedlings

    Posted by Noel Tyson on Oct 06, 2022

    I'm extremely happy. The plants arrived safely and in good condition.

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