Festival Sweetgum
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SKU
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Colorful Shade Tree

The name says it all, this beautiful shade tree delivers a festival of fall colors. A highly regarded Liquidambar selection, Festival (Liquidambar styraciflua 'Festival) is both tall and very narrow. This makes it ideal to line a driveway or to provide shade from the hot afternoon sun in a smaller yard, or side yard.

This tree boasts a perfectly straight trunk and interesting, corky ridges that run all along the bark. But its most outstanding feature is the spectacular early fall color.

The Festival Liquidambar's beautiful glossy star-shaped leaves turn a mix of oranges, reds and yellows with hints of purple in the fall. The color comes on slowly, so the progression is an ever-changing display of fall color that lasts well over a month.

This fall color is particularly appreciated in the milder climates, where dazzling fall color is not as common. Use this fabulous improved native variety in your warm weather yard but be prepared! You'll have to host a Block Party every year to celebrate it's beautiful fall leaves.

Order today, this one is in high demand!

  • Beautiful Fall Colors
  • Perfect Accent Tree
  • Easy Care Native

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Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Vibrant Fall Color for Warmer Zones

Liquidambars - also known as Sweegums - have long been an important source for flavorings, perfumes and folk medicines. Now, they are a popular group of shade or accent trees. These are widely distributed native tree growing throughout the Eastern and Western seaboards and into South Texas.

Festival was one of the 3 Liquidambar selections released by the Saratoga Horticultural Institute in the late 1950's. These special selected trees were improvements over the native Sweetgum. Much improved color, and reduced seed production were the happy result.

PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Festival Sweetgum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Botanical Name Liquidambar styraciflua 'Festival'
Foliage Deciduous
Mature Height 40 - 50 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Soil Type Well Drained Soils
Moisture Medium Moisture
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow, Red
Fruiting Time Fall