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Besides the palm trees, the California sage brush and the many eucalyptus trees around San Diego County, you sometimes have to look a little harder to find some colorful fall foliage. I went back to check on my sumac trees this past weekend and I’ll have a few photos to share soon, but they’re not as yellow and orange as they should be yet. We also have a few maple trees here and there and I need to hurry snapping photos of them before they all lose their leaves.
But today, I’d like to share a few photos of another colorful tree in the fall in San Diego: the American sweetgum, or Liquidambar Styraciflua. My kids were attempting to dig a huge hole in the sand next to me as I was snapping pictures of this tree so I shortened my photo session. I’ll need to go back to get some more photos but here are a few for your enjoyment.
The American sweetgum has gorgeous deep red / maroon leaves and very cute green spiky seed pods. Remember you can click on each photo to view a larger image.
Do you have some American sweetgum trees where you live? Where do you get your fall foliage colors from?
Cool tree. Never seen one before.
There seems to be a lot of American sweetgum trees in my area. They must be somewhat drought resistant and I really love their fall colors. I have to go back and get some more photos before the leaves fall off. Unfortunately, we’ve been having some windy weather, which makes for very blurry leaves!