This web page created by Gabriel B. & Michael M., Fall 2014
Common Name: AmericanSweet Gum
Botanical Name: Liquid ambar styraciflua
Location: South of the C building
Plant Type: Deciduous Tree
Sunset Zones: Zones 3-9 14-24
Sun Requirements: Full sun, partial shade in hot climates
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular water
Origin: Eastern America
Description: They have seed pods which 11/2 in tall. They have an outstanding fall color. They atre usaully much taller in the wild. Mature trees tend to have thier seed pods fall off which cause a litering problem.
Leaves: The leaves are 3-7 in. wide with 5 points.
Fruit: Spikey seed pods