Plant of the Month - November 2020
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Palo Alto' - Palo Alto Sweetgum
Palo Alto Sweetgum provides spectacular fall color with leaves that change from their seasonal forest green color to brilliant red and orange. The medium growing deciduous broadleaf tree grows in a narrow, pyramidal form to 40-60 feet tall and 15-25 feet wide. Along with fall leaf color, it provides interesting spiked green seedpods, sometimes referred to as gumballs. Palo Alto Sweetfum is excellent for use as a street or lawn tree, and is fire resistant for defensible space. It requires full sun and regular watering.