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Liquidambar formosana

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Family: Hamamelidaceae
Genus: Liquidambar (lih-kwid-AM-bar) (Info)
Species: formosana (for-MOH-sa-nuh) (Info)

Category:
Trees

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral MotherNature4 On May 18, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This tree is located in Winter Haven, FL in a public landscape. I will watch it with interest. MN4

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Eclectic, Alabama
Montgomery, Alabama
Thomaston, Alabama
Elk Grove, California
San Diego, California
Bartow, Florida
Milton, Florida
Winter Haven, Florida
Athens, Georgia
Cochran, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Roanoke, Texas
South Boston, Virginia



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