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Liquidambar styraciflua
Synonyms: L. macrophylla

Common Name(s): Sweet gum
Family: Hamamelidaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 180 to 210 (days)
Abs.Max=100° (F)    Opt.Max=93° (F)
Opt.Min=61° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 40 to 60 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -20° (F)
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: All; clay and loams
Soil Drainage: Poor
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Full sun
Illinois timber crop. Lower midwest and southeast US.
Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora
Additive - flavor fixative, Environ. - ornamental, Environ. - shade/shelt, Material - gum/resin, Material - essent oils, Material - wood, Medicinal - folklore


Geographical Origin:
North America, Mesoamerica
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