Liquidambar styraciflua, Sweet Gum

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic 

This low maintenance, deciduous, tall shade tree is recognized by its star- shaped leaves and the prickly woody seed balls that litter the ground and can hang on through the winter. The common name refers to its aromatic sap which is rather sweet and gummy.

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