- Grow your own American Sweetgum, one of the tallest and fastest growing trees of eastern deciduous forests in the U.S.
- Bulk tree deal for landscaping projects, windbreaks, restoration and reforestation work, and other large-scale plantings
- Seed-grown on California's Redwood Coast
- Transplanting and care instructions included
Nursery Note: Please be aware that these trees are deciduous, meaning they lose their leaves each autumn. As temperatures cool in the fall, the trees begin their seasonal transformation with brightening foliage and colorful, falling leaves. As bare as they may appear without foliage, the trees benefit greatly from their annual winter’s rest, and will awaken in the springtime to readorn themselves with lush new foliage.
Full Sun / Partial Shade
50 – 150' tall / 30 – 75' spread
Medium / Fast Growing
About American Sweetgum
From the U.S. Forest Service:
"Sweetgum is a large, native, long-lived, deciduous tree that reaches heights of 50 to 150 feet (15-45 m) at maturity. It is easily recognizable by the long-petioled, star-shaped leaves which have five long-pointed, saw-toothed lobes. The brown bark is deeply furrowed into narrow scaley plates or ridges. Young sweetgum trees have long conical crowns, while mature trees have crowns that are round and spreading. Sweetgum is monoecious with the male flowers in several clusters and the female flowers hanging at the end of the same stalk. The ball-shaped fruits contain many individual seed-bearing sections, and persist throughout the winter."
About Jonsteen's Seedlings
All of our trees are seed-grown at our nursery on California's Redwood Coast, which is inspected and licensed by the California Department of Agriculture. Trees can provide a natural barrier against high winds, temperatures, noise pollution and soil erosion, all while benefiting local air quality, wildlife and property values — a Jonsteen seedling will only grow in value and beauty!
About Jonsteen's Nursery Lots
Periodically, we offer great deals on bulk lots of select species to make room in the nursery for our new crop. It's a great way for us to keep things moving while rewarding our most prolific tree-planting customers. Are you thinking about a larger-scale landscaping, windbreak, restoration or reforestation project? This deal was made for you!
Seedling Size Chart: Small
Due to the dynamic nature of actively growing trees, as well as the tremendous variation between species’ growth rates, we rely on the cubic volume of a seedling’s root mass to determine its “size” (Small / Medium / Large / XL). Within each size there is minor variance — the dimensions provided here represent the category minimum. If exact measurements are essential, please contact us about current stock.