Star-shaped leaves turn parti-color in fall – red, purple, orange.Gum ball fruit matures in winter.
Size: 60-80‘ x 40-60’ Care: sun in moist to moist well-drained acidic soil Native: Eastern US north to southern IL & west to Mississippi River. Wildlife Value: Deer resistant & black walnut tolerant. Seeds food for numerous birds. Size: Cherokee made a salve for wounds & sores from the tree & mixed it with sheep or cow tallow for itches.
Collected before 1753. Grown at America’s 1st botanic garden, Elgin Botanic Garden 1811.
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