Common Name: sweet gum
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: 60.00 to 70.00 feet
Spread: 20.00 to 30.00 feet
Bloom Time: April to May
Bloom Description: Greenish
Sun: Full sun
Suggested Use: Shade Tree, Street Tree
Leaf: Good Fall
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Clay Soil
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Not reliably winter hardy throughout USDA Zone 5 where (particularly in the northern portions) it should be planted in a protected location.
This sweet gum cultivar is a narrowly pyramidal, deciduous tree which typically grows 60-75' tall (less frequently to 100'). Deep green leaves have, as the cultivar name suggests, distinctively rounded lobes (5-7). Foliage turns yellow to burgundy in fall. Non-showy, apetulous, monoecious flowers appear in small clusters in spring. Tree does not set fruit (the infamous gum balls).
No serious insect or disease problems.
Lawn or shade tree. Street tree if provided with sufficient room to grow.