Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Burgundy’

Burgundy American Sweet Gum
Burgundy American Sweet Gum
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Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

40-60′ x 20-25′


Full Sun, partial Shade


Medium Water

Flower Color

Yellow, Green

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Attractive Bark, Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Fall Color

Container Sizes

#5, #15

Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

3-9, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Moderate-growing deciduous tree to 40-60’ tall x 20-25’ wide. Conical in youth this long-lived variety eventually develops an evenly branched pyramidal shape and features attractive maple-like bright green leaves that turn a vivid deep-burgundy color in the fall even in mild climates. Inconspicuous chartreuse-colored spring flowers are followed by 1-1 ½” round spiky seed pods that persist through fall which should be considered when choosing a planting location. This attractive variety tolerates a variety of soil types is resistant to Oak Root Fungus and is well-suited as a shade lawn park or street tree. Requires little water once established though a more robust-looking specimen is achieved with regular watering. Prefers a full sun exposure in a well-drained soil.

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