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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Aurora'

Aurora Sweet Gum

Sweet Gum

Comments

A compact variety with interestingly shaped leaves that turn red-orange in fall; somewhat particular about growing conditions; fruit is spiny and can be somewhat messy, use where this will not be a problem

Description

A compact variety with interestingly shaped leaves that turn red-orange in fall; somewhat particular about growing conditions; fruit is spiny and can be somewhat messy, use where this will not be a problem

Landscape Attributes

Aurora Sweet Gum is a deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Aurora Sweet Gum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Shade;Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Aurora Sweet Gum will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

30 feet

20 feet

acidic

rich

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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