Formosan Sweetgum, Formosan Gum, Chinese Sweet Gum Liquidambar formosana - Liquidambar acerifolia, Liquidambar edentata, Liquidambar maximowiczii, Liquidambar rosthornii, Liquidambar tonkinensis

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Botanical Name:

Liquidambar formosana







Common Name:

Formosan Sweetgum, Formosan Gum, Chinese Sweet Gum

40-50 feet
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  • Liquidambar formosana

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 12 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: surface sow and keep moist, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Liquidambar formosana grow mostly in woodland in warm temperate zones. It requires moist soil and can grow in light to no shade areas. It is usually found in East Asia in Central and Southern China, Taiwan, and Indochina.
* Liquidambar formosana is a large, native, deciduous tree that grows up to 30-40m tall. The leaves are 10~15 cm wide, and are three-lobed unlike five- to seven-lobed leaves of most American Liquidambar species. The foliage of the L. formosana turns a very attractive red color in autumn.Leaves grow in an alternate arrangement, and are simple, palmately-veined, with serrated margins. more...
* An aromatic resin is obtained from the trunk of this tree. It forms in cavities of the bark and is harvested in autumn. It is used medicinally. more...