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Black Tupelo (Black Gum) Tree
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Black Gum Tree Scientific Name is Nyssa sylvatica.
Tree belongs to the Nyssaceae family. Tree is similiarily named Blackgum, Tupelo, Sour Gum, Pepperidge and Black Tupelo
Black Tupelo, Black Gum Tree Facts and Info
Black Tupelo (Black Gum), Nyssa sylvatica, one of the most attractive native trees around. Summer leaves are a dark green with a
high-gloss appearance, but the most spectacular part of this tree is the fall foliage with
many shades of yellow, orange, bright red, purple or scarlet that may appear on the same
branch. Bark matures to medium gray and resembles alligator hide. Fruit is bluish-black
and is loved by many birds. Makes a strong specimen tree. Grows 30'-50' high, with a
20'-30' spread. Prefers well-drained, acid soils, and full sun to partial shade.
Type of tree:
Black Gum summer leaves are a dark green with a high-gloss appearance, but the most spectacular part of this tree is the fall foliage with many shades of yellow, orange, bright red, purple or scarlet that may appear on the same branch. Bark matures to medium gray and resembles alligator hide. Fruit is bluish-black and is loved by many birds. Makes a strong specimen tree. Grows 30'-50' high, with a 20'-30' spread. Prefers well-drained, acid soils, and full sun to partial shade.
Black Gum Tree Comments
Black Gum hardwood tree grows to a reason al by medium height of 70-80 feet tall. Pruning of lower branches is common as they droop when tree is 10 + years of age. Black Gum Tree has strikingly brilliant red to deep purple foliage in the fall. The small blue berries can be a nuisance as they attract birds.
The name Tupelo comes from the native American muscogee language meaning "swamp tree".
The fruit of the black gum tree is used to make pies, jams and drinks.
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