- Current height: 4 feet
- Mature height: 60 to 80 feet, with a spread of just 4 to 6 feet
- Growth rate: Medium to fast (13” to more than 24” per year)
- Light: Full sun
- Soil: Medium.
- Landscape uses: Good as a specimen or hedge, and for tight spaces. Nice fall color.
- Fun fact: In earlier times, a chewing gum was produced from the resinlike solid scraped from inside the bark.
Sweetgum 'Slender Silhouette'
Pollinator value: Very high. Benefits native bees, honey bees, wasps, flies and beetles, and many bird species feast on the seeds.
Dubbed 'Slender silhouette,' this cultivar grows in a column, with a spread of only 4 to 6 feet so that its infamous hard, spiky seed balls fall close to the trunk and not all over the lawn. Its fall foliage can offer a brilliant mix of yellows, oranges, reds, and purples.