Size: 12-18”

Age: (1-0) 


This hardwood deciduous grows at a fast pace of 12"-48" per year, reaching a maximum height of 60-100’and a spread of 40’-50’ at maturity. Soil conditions include acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained, wet and clay soils. It can tolerate moderate drought. Sweetgum seeds are eaten by Eastern Goldfinches, Sparrows, Mourning Doves, and other song birds. It is also a food source for smaller mammals. This tree provides a brilliant fall color with shades of yellow, orange, red, and purple.


Full Sun - Minimum 6 hrs./day of sunlight


Bundle Quantity

  • All seedling sizes are provided by our supplier and reflect the average size of the seedlings received. Sizes of each individual seedling may vary from the size listed under the product. Genesee Conservation District is not responsible for any size discrepancies.

Board of Directors Meeting - February 10, 2021

  • Begins at 5:30 pm

  • Open to the public via Zoom by phone or online by following these instructions:

  • Following SB 1108 and the MI Open Meetings Act, Board meetings are being held remotely for public health due to the pandemic. The meeting agenda can be viewed here. Members of the public may contact Angela Warren with questions,  concerns, or meeting access needs.

Genesee Conservation District

Office hours 8am-4:30pm


Closed federal holidays

Staff are working remotely at this time and may be contacted by email

Main: 1525 N. Elms Rd. 

Flint, MI 48532

Ph: 810.230.8766 x3

Urban: 336 W. First St.

Ste. 207

Flint, MI 48502

Ph: 810.820.2681

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