SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL and Blake Garden - Kensington, CA
Resistant to oak root fungus.
Native to Turkey.
Additional Common Names
ORIENTAL SWEETGUM, LIQUIDAMBAR
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 20 feet.
Width: 12 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Lobed and Palmate, Green, Red or Purple or Bronze, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).
Prolific, Brown or Mostly Green Capsule, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall Wildlife use it.
Bark Dark Brown or Light Green, Furrowed or Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 5 - 9 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids and Scales, Armillaria.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Riparian or Screen.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Liquidambar orientalis Tree Record." 1995-2020. Dec 5, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/liquidambar-orientalis >