Scientific name
Hamamelis virginiana
American witchhazel is a deciduous shrub with light brown bark. The leaves are dark green and shiny above and pale green on the underside. Young leaves can be covered in rusty colored hairs.

Scientific name
Liquidambar styraciflua
Sweetgum is a large tree with star shaped leaves. The fruits are round balls with spiny tips sticking out in all directions (sometimes referred to as "gumballs").