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GOLD DUST SWEETGUM
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Gold Dust'

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Gold Dust' Liquidambar styraciflua 'Gold Dust' Liquidambar styraciflua 'Gold Dust' Liquidambar styraciflua 'Gold Dust'

Photo Locations: Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR

General Notes

Resistant to oak root fungus. Green foliage is speckled with gold and yellow colors.

Family: Hamamelidaceae

Additional Common Names

GOLD DUST SWEETGUM, LIQUIDAMBAR

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Columnar or Conical Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 45 feet.

Width: 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Lobed and Palmate, Green, Red or Orange, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).

Prolific, Brown or Mostly Green Capsule, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall Wildlife use it.

Bark Light Green or Light Gray, Fissured.

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 3 - 9 and 14 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet to Dry Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer, Aphids, Caterpillars, Scales and Spider Mites, Armillaria, Anthracnose, Chlorosis and Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as High.

None Known Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Riparian.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Liquidambar styraciflua 'Gold Dust' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Dec 5, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/liquidambar-styraciflua-gold-dust >

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