Formosa Sweetgum, Sweet Gum
Liquidambar formosana

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

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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

Louisville, Kentucky

Roanoke, Texas

South Boston, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

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