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Formosan Sweet Gum
Scientific Name: Liquidambar formosana Hance
Family: Hamamelidaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 4-9,14-24,26,28-33
USDA: 7-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: Taiwan, southern and central China

Growth Habits: Large deciduous tree, 50 feet tall and wide (15 m) when mature; star-shaped leaves with 3 (to 5) lobes, 3 to 6 inches across (7-15 cm), turning yellow in the fall

Watering Needs: Occasional watering during the dry season

Propagation: Seeds, sprouts, stem cuttings

Blooming Habits:
The spiny, globe shaped fruits, 1 inch in diameter, ripens in the fall and often stay on the tree during the winter. They are less woody than the American Sweet Gum.

Fruiting Habits:

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