Posts Tagged ‘sweetgum’

Sweetgum – Albino

Q: I found this plant is growing in a heavily shaded part of my yard. The entire plant is pure white. Do you have any idea what it is? A: It’s an albino sweetgum. Albino plants are not often seen...

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Leaf Drop – Maple, Poplar, Sweetgum

Rainy summer weather brings high humidity, which favors the development of leaf spot diseases. I commonly see the diseases affect sweetgum, poplar and maples in summer. Not all trees will be infested…even two trees standing side by side may be...

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Sweetgum – Eliminating Balls

Q: We recently purchased a brand new home and are extremely happy there. Our only problem is that we inherited a very large sweetgum tree in the back yard. My husband works hard to remove the sweetgum balls, but it seems...

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Sweetgum – Copious Seeds

Q: Our sweetgum leaves are falling but the tree also rains tiny seeds. I thought only the gumball was the seed. A: The gumball from a sweetgum is actually the seed pod. Each one contains dozens of seed, which fall...

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