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Oriental Sweet Gum
Scientific Name: Liquidambar orientalis Mill.
Synonym: Liquidambar imberbe
Family: Hamamelidaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 5-9,14-24,26,28,31,32
USDA: 7-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: Turkey, Syria

Growth Habits: Large deciduous tree, slow growing to 30 feet tall and wide (15 m); star-shaped leaves with 5 lobes themselves divided, 3 to 6 inches across (7-15 cm), turning orange in the fall

Watering Needs: Occasional watering during the dry season

Propagation: Seeds, sprouts, stem cuttings, difficult to transplant

The storax or balsam is produced by the bark when it is hurt.

Blooming Habits:
Insignificant cream flowers, followed by spiny, globe shaped fruits.

Fruiting Habits:

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