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Common Name: Sweetgum      Latin Name: Liquidambar styraciflua      Size: 60 (min) to 75 (max)
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QuantityPriceVendorLocationNotesDate Identified
3140.00Natorp Nursery Outlet Mason Ohio Lat: 39.31564068 Long: -84.334664032014-05-17
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I have a 45 yr. old sweetgum in my back yard that is a spectacular tree, SE Kettering, OH. I wrote earlier about my Forest Pansy Redbud. I have pictures of it also. I checked my records yes I have them I have had this specimen for 13 years, not 10 as I mentioned.Ron
CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHERE IN OHIO CAN WE FIND THIS TREE,MY SON HAS A PROJECT TO DO AND I NEED TO KNOW WHERE IT GROWS IN OHIO.
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Liquidambar styraciflua
Origin: e. U.S.A., Mexico
Maximum Height: 75 feet

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Category: Tree
Family: Hamamelidaceae
Genus: Liquidambar
species: styraciflua
Origin: e. U.S.A., Mexico
Size: 60 (min) to 75 (max)
Size Description: Large tree
Notes: browse plant
Characteristics: star rating Recommended star rating Wet Soil Tolerant star rating Dry Soil Tolerant star rating Native star rating Rain Garden
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Full Sun Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like full sun.
Part Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingAverage Performance
Deep Shade Tolerance:star ratingDoes Not Perform Well
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Plant Images and Specimens
Picture of Liquidambar styraciflua   Sweetgum

Picture of Liquidambar styraciflua   Sweetgum

Picture of Liquidambar styraciflua   Sweetgum
Location: Lakeside Park
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz

Picture of Liquidambar styraciflua   Sweetgum
Location: Lakeside Park
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz

Picture of Liquidambar styraciflua   Sweetgum
Fall Foliage and Fruit
Location: Miller Lueser Cabin, Clough Pike, Anderson Twp.
Age: Medium
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Fall
Location: University of Auckland 5 Alfred Street Auckland NONE New Zealand
Specimen: 202
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Liquidambar styraciflua, Sweetgum
Location: University of Auckland, near Waterloo St
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Liquidambar styraciflua, Sweetgum
Location: University of Auckland, near Waterloo St
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
Location: Requart Lane, Ft. Mitchell, KY 40 Requart Lane Fort Mitchell KY
Specimen: 464
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Mature tree in fall color
Location: Requart Lane, Ft. Mitchell, KY
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz

Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45220
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.145156100000000 Longitude: -84.507072633333300] Specimen: 1294
Location: National Arboretum 3501 New York Avenue Northeast Washington DC 20002
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.911069683333300 Longitude: -76.971132583333300] Specimen: 1567
Location: United States Capitol Complex Capitol Hill Washington DC 20515
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.891637150000000 Longitude: -77.012539850000000] Specimen: 1672
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Liquidambar styraciflua on Capitol Hill
Location: Capitol Hill, West Front
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Spring 2012
Location: United States Capitol Complex Capitol Hill Washington DC 20515
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.891628100000000 Longitude: -77.008107883333300] Specimen: 1710
Location: Newport Kentucky Neighborhood Plants Newport KY
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.095111516666700 Longitude: -84.485419900000000] Specimen: 1836
Location: Newport Kentucky Neighborhood Plants Newport KY
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.092917333333300 Longitude: -84.486474050000000] Specimen: 1846
Location: Newport Kentucky Neighborhood Plants Newport KY
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.092987533333300 Longitude: -84.486533250000000] Specimen: 1847
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden 1 Brookside Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom CB2 1JE
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 52.194333283333300 Longitude: 0.130022033333333] Specimen: 1948
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden 1 Brookside Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom CB2 1JE
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 52.193270250000000 Longitude: 0.130139700000000] Specimen: 1976
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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Lane Roberts'
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: August 2012
Location: Location Captured with GPS Device
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.314167950000000 Longitude: -84.506866783333300] Specimen: 2421
Location: Harpers Station 11311 Montgomery Rd Cincinnati OH 45249
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.269076583333300 Longitude: -84.367322200000000] Specimen: 2424
Location: South America: Chile, Peru, Ecuador Santiago, Chile
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: -33.317205216666700 Longitude: -71.348432416666700] Specimen: 2559
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: -33.413791366666700 Longitude: -70.603953150000000] Specimen: 2577
Location: Harbin Park Harbin Park Fairfield OH 45014
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.314013000000000 Longitude: -84.507031900000000] Specimen: 2964
Location: Harpers Station 11311 Montgomery Rd Cincinnati OH 45249
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.230597983333300 Longitude: -84.375158550000000] Specimen: 2967
Location: Harpers Station 11311 Montgomery Rd Cincinnati OH 45249
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.286680216666700 Longitude: -84.359443166666700] Specimen: 2973
Location: Harpers Station 11311 Montgomery Rd Cincinnati OH 45249
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.287416150000000 Longitude: -84.359322433333300] Specimen: 2974
Location: Riverbanks Zoo and Garden 500 Wildlife Parkway Columbia SC 29210
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 34.008105490000000 Longitude: -81.072437260000000] Specimen: 3073
Location: Sharon Woods Park Sharon Woods Park Sharonville OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.285047083333300 Longitude: -84.384420850000000] Specimen: 3134
Location: Fletcher Moss Botanic Garden Fletcher Moss Manchester UK
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 53.410747650000000 Longitude: -2.232036300000000] Specimen: 3449
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Liquidambar at Fletcher Moss
Location: Fletcher Moss Botanic Garden, Manchester, United Kingdom
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: August 2013
Location: Birmingham (UK) Botanic Gardens Westbourne Road Birmingham B15 3TR
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 52.465426536066700 Longitude: -1.929528857031410] Specimen: 3502
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Liquidambar styraciflua
Location: Birmingham Botanic Gardens, UK
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: August 2013
Location: Oak Hill Cemetery Princeton Springdale OH 45246
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.287382466666700 Longitude: -84.472783800000000] Specimen: 3732
Location: My Plant Collection
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 45.531727816666700 Longitude: -122.654651233333000] Specimen: 3759
Location: Die Flora, der Botanische Garten Koln (Botanical Garden in Cologne, Germany) Amsterdamer Strasse 34 D- 50735 Koeln / Germany. Koeln NRW Germany - Deutschland
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 50.945250750000000 Longitude: 6.963527550000000] Specimen: 3769
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45220
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 35.766273683333300 Longitude: -83.285266250000000] Specimen: 4290
Location: My Plant Collection
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 47.437824340000000 Longitude: -122.296183800000000] Specimen: 4548
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.418425000000000 Longitude: -123.365160430000000] Specimen: 4619
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.458154540000000 Longitude: -123.375239920000000] Specimen: 4622
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.564670170000000 Longitude: -123.467404930000000] Specimen: 4623
Location: My Plant Collection
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 47.437824340000000 Longitude: -122.296183800000000] Specimen: 4818
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Location: seatac airpirt

Location: Harpers Station 11311 Montgomery Rd Cincinnati OH 45249
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.287416150000000 Longitude: -84.359322433333300] Specimen: 5043
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Location: SPCA cincinnati Francis recreacres

Location: Parc Phoenix, Nice 405 Promenade des Anglais, 06200 Nice, France
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 43.667720440000000 Longitude: 7.216974360000000] Specimen: 5837
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Location: parc phoenix, nice

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden 900 Washington Avenue Brooklyn NY 11225
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 40.670223870000000 Longitude: -73.965596180000000] Specimen: 5965
Location: New York Botanical Garden - Bronx
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 40.864450620000000 Longitude: -73.879591280000000] Specimen: 7119
Location: Queens Botanical Garden
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 40.751529780000000 Longitude: -73.826639620000000] Specimen: 7275
Location: Harry Leu Gardens orlando
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 28.568414880000000 Longitude: -81.356445650000000] Specimen: 7398
Location: Central London Hyde Park and Regents Park
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 51.484252110000000 Longitude: -0.604947090000000] Specimen: 8501
Location: Central London Hyde Park and Regents Park
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 51.484251230000000 Longitude: -0.604959920000000] Specimen: 8502
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Windsor castle
Location: Central London Hyde Park and Regents Park

Location: Kew Gardens Richmond Surrey (London, England) TW9 3AB
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 51.481507400000000 Longitude: -0.292892120000000] Specimen: 8540
Location: Prauge Botanic Garden - Botanicka Zahrada Praha
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 50.119086350000000 Longitude: 14.413810600000000] Specimen: 8656
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Location: Prauge Botanic Garden - Botanicka Zahrada Praha

Location: Camp Campbell Gard
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.423068790000000 Longitude: -84.495280740000000] Specimen: 8784
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by infirmary
Location: Camp Campbell Gard

Location: Camp Campbell Gard
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.422851740000000 Longitude: -84.493765470000000] Specimen: 8787
Location: Camp Campbell Gard
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.423084690000000 Longitude: -84.495316580000000] Specimen: 8792
Location: University of Cincinnati 2600 Clifton Ave Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.133668590000000 Longitude: -84.519578940000000] Specimen: 9178
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Location: University of Cincinnati 2600 Clifton Ave

Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne Birdwood Avenue
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: -37.830854520000000 Longitude: 144.978595990000000] Specimen: 9812
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December 2016
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne Birdwood Avenue

Location: Springfield MO Botanic Garden Springfield MO Botanic Garden Springfield MO 65807
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 37.170191030000000 Longitude: -93.327993770000000] Specimen: 10635
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April 2017
Location: Springfield MO Botanic Garden Springfield MO Botanic Garden

Location: Springfield MO Botanic Garden Springfield MO Botanic Garden Springfield MO 65807
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 37.170004090000000 Longitude: -93.328048390000000] Specimen: 10639
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April 2017
Location: Springfield MO Botanic Garden Springfield MO Botanic Garden

Location: Harrisburg, PA
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 40.262882830000000 Longitude: -76.882270740000000] Specimen: 10725
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State Capitol building
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Location: Harrisburg, PA
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 40.265242550000000 Longitude: -76.884942460000000] Specimen: 10738
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State Capitol building
Location: Harrisburg, PA

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State Capitol building
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden 11030 East Blvd
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 41.501095630000000 Longitude: -81.691100220000000] Specimen: 10922
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Cleveland public library, September 2017
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden 11030 East Blvd

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Cleveland public library, September 2017
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden 11030 East Blvd

Location: Manhattan
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 40.766275700000000 Longitude: -73.975923800000000] Specimen: 11344
Location: Manhattan
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 40.767537400000000 Longitude: -73.977999600000000] Specimen: 11354
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Central Park October 2018
Location: Manhattan

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