Sweet Gum Seedlings
Sweet Gum seedlings can be planted in a full sun or slightly shaded area. Once planted, they require little care other than an occasional watering. The seedlings take root quickly and, once growing towards full height, are perfect shade trees or are lovely encircling a large lawn.
While beautiful all year round with their spiky seed pods and star-shaped leaves, Sweet Gum trees are especially gorgeous in the fall when their leaves turn stunning shades of purple, pink, orange and yellow. The seed pods also remain on the tree throughout the winter months, adding much-needed vibrancy and color to a dull landscape.
Sweet Gum seedlings are the perfect addition to any garden for wildlife enthusiasts, as they attract mourning doves, sparrows, and finches as well as chipmunks and squirrels that arrive to eat their fallen seeds.
Sweet Gum trees are good to use on a lawn and look amazing as they have beautiful crowns on them. They can work great to create a lovely shady spot for a yard and also provides gorgeous color in the summer as they are covered with bright green leaves. During the fall months, the leaves change to orange and a golden yellow.