Species: Liquidambar styraciflua
Found on Course Walks
Map of plant locations
Cultivars'Emerald Sentinel', 'Golden Treasure', 'Grandmaster', 'Gumball', 'Moraine', 'Oconee', 'Rotundiloba', 'Silver King', 'Variegata'
Tree > 30 feet
70' - 100'
pyramidal when young; round with age
Can tolerate acid to neutral soil (pH 5.0 to 7.4)
Best on moist, sunny sites. May show occasional chlorosis on high pH sites.
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil; Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below
relatively pest free
Bare Root Transplanting
native to North America (New York to Illinois, south to Florida, Texas and Mexico); northern seed source recommended; can be marginal in zone 5; transplant in spring
Moisture Tolerance Graphic
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