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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 offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Sweet Gum Tree Seedlings
Hardy Planting Zone: 3-9
Bloom Color: Colors ranging from Red, Yellow, Purple in the fall
Height at Maturity: 60-75’ (can grow as high as 150’ in the wild)
Soil Type Preferred: Various (thrives in loamy, acidic, moist, well-drained, sandy, wet, and clay soils)
Sun or Shade: Full Sun or Shade
American Sweetgum tree(Liquidambar styraciflua), also known as American Storax, satin-walnut, and star-leaved gum.
Among other names is a tree that is native to a large part of North America stretching down to extreme northern central America. It thrives in warm-temperate and tropical regions such as Mexico and the Southern United States.
The tree features a symmetrical, egg-like shape when its branches get too heavy during its first couple of years of cultivation.
It produces round-shaped fruit that carries its seeds and that remain on the tree until the winter months.
The branches have a remarkable growth, making people remark upon it as “wing-like” in appearance. In the wild, the trees have been observed to grow as high as 150’. The tree lives for quite a long time, ranging up to 400 years in age.
Its leaves turn red-yellow-purple in the fall, which offers a vibrant splash of color to your property, lawn, or landscape. It’s also a great shade tree and is one of the most popular choices for commercial hardwood lumber in the United States. It also attracts a range of wildlife such as various birds (among them being finches, turkeys, and morning doves, to name a few) and ground animals such as chipmunks and squirrels who like to feast on the fruits and seeds produced by the sweetgum tree. In the right conditions, the sweetgum tree can grow between 1-2 feet per year.
It can thrive in various soils, requires very little upkeep, and has a range of vibrant and beautiful colors to add to your landscape. It attracts a range of wildlife, making it not only an excellent choice for your landscape, but has tangible environmental benefits as well.