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Roundleaf Sweetgum

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An unusual leaf shape makes this a standout in the landscape. As a bonus, this Sweetgum does not shed pesky gumballs on your lawn, so there is no garden mess. It makes for an awesome specimen, particularly in autumn when this tree blazes into fiery reds, orange and yellow all on one tree!

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Roundleaf Sweetgum

No Falling Fruit Means A Tidier Landscape

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The Roundleaf Sweetgum is different than other sweetgums... this one won't drop annoying gumballs all over your yard!

If you want all the shade, striking autumn color and upright, open habit of Sweetgum, with none of the spiky fruit pods cluttering up the landscape, our roundleaf is for you.

The big, rough-textured foliage is composed of more rounded leaves, but still shows all the fabulous fall color that will light your yard on fire.

The single trunk sports a more spherical crown as the tree matures, and features a light brown, textured bark.

 

 

 




Growing Zones: 6-9

Mature Height: 50-70 ft.
Mature Width: 35-45 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Botanical Name: Liquidambar styraciflua 'Rotundiloba'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 6-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 6-9
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Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

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Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Roundleaf Sweetgum can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
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It's Easy to Plant your Roundleaf Sweetgum


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Roundleaf Sweetgum.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Roundleaf Sweetgum gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Roundleaf Sweetgum again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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