Fairweatherpaddler at Home Grown Heaven was asking about the sweet gum tree in my last post. The Arbor Day Foundation tells me that its Latin name is Liquidambar styraciflua, it is native to southeast United States, and that it was written about in 1542 by Cabeza de Vaca, who is well-known here as one of the first people to explore and write about Texas.
The seed balls can be very messy, but birds and squirrels love them.
But the reason I love it most is for the beautiful color combinations it produces.
Super! Really think we might just bite the bullet with this one and just get it.
Love our sweet gums!