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The American sweetgum shines like a blazing flame in autumn. It clearly stands out from other plants in the area. But how high are the costs for such a stately tree?

A small sweetgum costs less than 20 euros

How much does an American sweetgum cost on average?

The American sweetgum is one of the more expensive deciduous trees in this country. The smallest young plants cost an average of 6 euros. Here are the other average prices per growth height:

  • 60 to 80 cm: 16 euros
  • 80 to 100 cm: 20 euros
  • 100 to 125 cm: 30 euros
  • 125 to 150 cm: 50 euros
  • 150 to 175 cm: 75 euros

How high are the costs for a high trunk?

The costs for an American sweetgum grown to a standard are also not without… If you want to plant an entire avenue with this plant, you have to reckon with costs of several thousand euros.

A high trunk with a trunk circumference of around 10 cm costs 500 euros on average. A high trunk with a trunk circumference of 12 cm costs about 100 euros more. No wonder - it takes a long time before the trunk circumference increases significantly.

Would you like a high trunk with a trunk circumference of 14 cm? Then you have to reckon with a price of around 650 euros. If the trunk circumference is 20 cm, around 800 euros can be planned. The 'top class' at around 1,500 euros would be, for example, a standard with a trunk circumference of 25 cm.

Possible reasons for the high costs

There are certainly many reasons why the American sweetgum is comparatively expensive, such as:

  • its high location requirements
  • his need for warmth
  • its non-European origin
  • the length of time before its first flowering
  • the length of time until it develops fruit and seeds for the first time
  • poor seed germination
  • its extraordinarily beautiful autumn colors

Alternative: multiply yourself

If you don't mind the expense of several trees, you can get an American sweetgum and propagate it. Propagation works best with cuttings. The American sweetgum tree grows relatively quickly at up to 50 cm per year!

tips

Before you decide on such an expensive tree, you should check the site conditions in your home. Not that the tree dies just a few weeks after planting…

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