Since 1887
Liquidambar styraciflua

American Sweetgum
Liquidambar styraciflua

Plant Description

American Sweetgum is an excellent tree for yards, parks, and streets. An excellent shade tree, American Sweetgum can grow as large as 150' under the right conditions at maturity. With leaves that have five sharply pointed lobes, American Sweetgum leaves are similar to those of maples but are arranged alternately, not in opposite pairs. Known for their beautiful fall colors, American Sweetgum leaves are a deep, glossy green and turn brilliant orange, red, and purple colors in the autumn. In some ways, the fall color mimics that of maples, but the deep purples and smoky browns tend to resemble fall colors of ash trees. American Sweetgum makes an excellent reforestation tree and is known to live for centuries under the right conditions. With this in mind, it is a perfect candidate for reforestation programs such as the USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and programs sponsored by the EPA.

We are now taking orders for our 1-2 Foot Seedling American Sweetgum trees for Winter and Spring of 2010.

We have retail packages of 5 trees for sale at $30.00 per package. Our retail packages include shipping.
Package of 5 American Sweetgum Seedlings

1-2 Foot American Sweetgum Seedling Wholesale Prices
Wholesale orders DO NOT include shipping.
Order Size
Price per Tree
50-99 trees
100-299 trees
300-999 trees
1000+ trees

Thank You for your business. Please email or call to place your orders. Retail orders are shipped via priority mail. Wholesale orders are shipped dependent upon the customer's needs.

Planting Instructions - Dig a hole three times the diameter of the root system, with a depth no deeper than the original soil line on trunk. Break up the soil to the finest consistency possible. Place plant in hole and fill, compacting the fill dirt. Water the plant heavily to seal soil around the roots and remove air pockets. Fertilize according to the recommendation of your local agriculture extension agents, or fertilize based on your own knowledge and experience.

We do have balled and burlap trees available in wholesale quantities. Please call with the size and quantity that you are interested in, and we will provide you with a quote. Boyd Nursery is also offering a seedless variety of Sweetgum in balled and burlap wholesale quantities. Please call for more information on purchasing this variety of Sweetgum.

We DO NOT ship to states West of the Rocky Mountains.

Shipping season starts in mid-October and ends in early to mid-April dependent on weather. Please enter your email address to receive notification when our plants are available and for special offers. Your contact information will be held private.
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