Liquid Amber | Drought Tolerant Trees
The Liquid Amber (Liquidambar styraciflua), also known as the American Sweet Gum is a brilliant, water wise, deciduous tree often grown for their amazing show of vibrant fall color and maple-like leaves. The ‘Sweet Gum’ as it is often referred, is a medium to large tree on average and grows in a symmetrical shape that crowns into a cone like shape. They thrive in full sun and are great around patios or when used as a centerpiece in many landscape styles.
Wet to dry soil
Full sun to partial shade
24-36 inches per season
Large, prolific, brown, beige or mostly green capsule with winged seeds
Pest & Disease
Resistant to Oak Root Fungus and Verticillium; susceptible to Aphids, Caterpillars, Scales and Spider Mites, Anthracnose, Chlorosis and Sooty Mold
To learn more about creating a water wise landscape, check out our complete list of the best drought tolerant and drought resistant trees for North County San Diego. You can also contact our Certified Arborist to ask a question!
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