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Black Tupelo

One of the Best for Fall Color!

The Arbor Day Society calls this tree one of the ten best trees for fall color. Glossy dark green summer leaves turn shades of red, scarlet, orange, yellow and purple—often all on the same branch! A native to the eastern United States the Black Tupelo, also known as Black Gum, grows 30 to 50 ft. tall. Bareroot. Zones 4-9.
  • Zone 4 - 9.
  • Height 30 - 50 feet.
  • Light Required Full sun to partial shade.

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  • Botanical Name: Nyssa sylvatica
  • Height: 30 - 50 feet.
  • Spacing: 20 - 30 feet.
  • Depth: Plant so the stain on the roots are at soil level. Water thoroughly after planting.
  • Spread: 20 - 30 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Foliage: Glossy, dark green Summer leaves, turning to shades of red, scarlet, orange, yellow and purple in Fall.
  • Blooms: Spring.
  • Fruit: The fruit is round, dark blue, and clustered on stalks up to 1 1/2" long.- Birds loved it. It does not produce the gumballs that the sweet gum produces.
  • Form: Deciduous. Upright, oval, irregularly shaped canopy.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, acidic soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Comments: Known for it's brilliant Fall colors - glossy, dark green Summer leaves put on a show in Fall, turning shades of red, scarlet, orange, yellow and purple - often all colors showing on the same branch. Native tree to the entire Eastern United States. Small, blueish-black fruit sometimes appear - the birds love it. Medium growth rate. Upright, oval, irregularly shaped canopy. Arbor Day Society lists as 1 of the 10 best trees for Fall color.

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