The American Sweetgum is a colorful shade tree that shelters your yard with large, shiny green leaves that turn bright red in the fall. It has deeply furrowed brown bark, and grows consistently straight up to 75 feet tall. Matures to a cone-shaped crown. And the fall color! This giant doesn’t just give you color... it explodes in oranges, reds and purples. It's the perfect fall color tree. Not only does it burst with three incredible colors, but the leaves stay on for much longer than typical shade trees. That means you get to enjoy this incredible show for weeks longer! Its wide tolerance for various soil and moisture conditions make it a perfect choice for a windbreak, shade tree or street tree. It can even take extended periods of flooding.