This species is native to warm regions in eastern North and Central America. This medium-sized (20-35 m tall) deciduous tree has leaves that look similar to those of maples, but Sweetgum leaves are arranged alternately on the branches. Mature trees produce a clear, brownish-yellow resin that has been traditionally used to treat wounds in humans and animals.
- Bottomlands, coastal zones.
- Growth Habit:
- Deciduous tree, growing up to 40 m tall with pyramidal crown.
- Bloom Time:
- Early to mid-spring.
- Presence in US:
- AL AR CA CT DC DE FL GA IL IN KY LA MA MD ME MO MS NC NJ NY OH OK PA RI SC TN TX VA WV