- Latin Name - Nyssa sylvatica
- Native Range - Ontario, Maine, Michigan to Florida and parts of Texas
- Growth Rate - Slow to Medium
- Mature Height - 40–60’
- Mature Spread - 25–35’
One of our most beautiful native trees, Black Tupelo (sometimes called Black Gum) can be used as a landscape specimen tree or street tree and is one of the best and most reliable trees for attractive red Fall color.
Also, a good tree for wildlife producing a small bluish fruit edible to birds and mammals. Several cultivated varieties have been introduced for superior Fall color, ie ‘Red Rage,’ ‘Wildfire,’ ‘Miss Scarlet.’Excellent choice for an area where a medium sized tree is sought
No significant disease or insect problems.