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Order: Hamamelidales
   Family: Hamamelidaceae
            Genus: Liquidambar
                        Specie: styraciflua

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 70 ft (21 m)

Cultivation: Deep, rich, moist, well-drained soil in full sun

Features: Gray-brown bark; 5- to 7-lobed leaves turn shades of red, orange and purple in autumn

Uses: Tree for large landscapes Shade tree Parks Autumn color Winter silhouette

Zones: 5-11

Description: Native to Central America, Mexico and eastern USA, this most commonly cultivated liquidambar grows to 70 ft (21 m) and has dark grayish brown, deeply furrowed bark. The large leaves have 5 to 7 tapering lobes with finely toothed margins, coloring brillian

Growth Habit: Broad canopy

Comments: Many colorful cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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