Dudley Jack Rock & Stone
Nursery Garden Center
Tree Type: The American sweetgum—with its star-shaped leaves, neatly compact crown, interesting fruit and twigs with unique corky growths called wings—is an attractive ornamental shade tree. It has become a prized specimen in parks, campuses and large yards across the country. If you’ve got the space and are looking to add some fall color, this tree is a sure bet. The glossy green leaves turn beautiful shades of yellow, orange, red and purple in the autumn.
Growth Rate: Medium to Fast Growth Rate
Mature Size: Grows to a heights of 60'-75' and a spread of 40'-50' at maturity.
Sun Preference: Full Sun
Soil Preference: The American sweetgum grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained, wet and clay soils. It has moderate drought tolerance.