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Cultural Details for Liquidambar styraciflua 'Rotundiloba'

Common Name:
Roundleaf Sweetgum

Growth Rate:
Medium to fast, 2-3' per yr. in moist soil

Average Mature Height:
60-75'

Average Mature Width:
40-50'

Flower Details:
Not showy

Fruit Details:
this cultivar is does not produce any fruit

Fall Color:
Yellow to dark burgundy

Bark Details:
Grayish brown, deeply furrowed into narrow, rounded ridges

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Bleeding necrosis, leaf spots, sweetgum webworm, caterpillars, cottony-cushion scale, sweetgum scale, walnut scale, iron chlorosis can be problem on high pH soil.

Native Habitat:
North Carolina

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Moist slightly acid soil, full sun

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
3850, 3870, 5025

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu