Round-Lobed Sweetgum

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Rotundiloba'

A special selection that produces few seed balls! Unique foliage has rounded lobes, unlike any other sweet gum. This handsome shade or street tree has a narrow form in youth, more rounded with age.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationlik-wid-AM-bar sti-ra-se-FLOO-a
Average Size at MaturityFast growing to 40 to 50 ft. high, 25 to 30 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous
Design IdeasThis is a seedless variety that is slightly different in leaf shape. Less columnar than the other Sweet Gum varieties, it makes a better shade tree or street tree. Plant for color in lieu of Maple in nearly frost-free climates. This is a litter-free, front-yard specimen that you can plant as individual or in a small grove. Recommended for high water tables in the Deep South, its region of origin.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Specimen, Very Wet Areas
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureFall Color, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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