Sweetgum is an excellent shade or lawn or tree. It need a large area with room to grow. Fruit can cause litter problems.
Its seeds are eaten by squirrels, and chipmunks.
‘Grazam’ (Grandmaster™) – 50′ tall, shades of red-purple and orange in fall.
‘Gumball’ and ‘Oconee’ – dwarf, multi-stemmed, 15′ tall, good fall color, ‘Oconee’ better cold-hardiness.
‘Hapdell’ – Rarely sets fruit, maroon fall color
‘Moraine‘ – more hardy than other forms, good red fall color.
‘Rotundiloba‘ – fruits rarely, only cold hardy to -10
‘Slender Silhouette’ – fastigiate, columnar habit.
‘Variegata‘, ‘Aurea’ and ‘Goduzam’ (Gold Dust™))- variegated, 60′ tall, leaves mottled with cream areas that intensify as the season progresses, good cold-hardiness.
‘Silver King’ and ‘Golden Treasure’, variagted with margined leaves.
Sweetgum – USDA Plant Fact Sheet
Sweetgum – Missouri Botanical Garden
Sweetgum – University of Connecticut Plant Database
Recommended for Wildlife by
The Audubon Backyard Bird Watcher by Burton & Kress
Bringing Nature Home by Tallamy
Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States by Dove & Woolridge