Sweetgum

Liquidambar styraciflua

The Sweetgum progresses through a variety of fall colors. The distinct five-lobed star shaped leaves change from yellow to orange and red to purple in fall. It is a dependable tree for a good fall color show. Unlike maples, the Sweetgum’s fall color will not be uniform over the canopy. This gives it a unique fall color each year

 
Zones: Hardy to Zone 5
Leaf Description: Star shaped, deep glossy green
Mature Height: 50 to 75 ft
Mature Spread: 25 to 35 ft
Growth Rate: Moderate
Habit: Broadly pyramidal
Light Requirements: Prefers full sun, tolerates partial shade
Soil Tolerances: Adaptable, best in a moist but well drained soil