Black Tupelo Tree



Botanical Name:  Nyssa sylvatica

Common Name:  Tupelo, Blackgum, Black Tupelo, Sourgum, Pepperidge, Tupelo Gum, Beetlebung

Description:  Beautiful deciduous, Texas native tree that grows 30-60′ tall, so give it plenty of space. Makes a nice specimen shade tree. The leaves put on a beautiful show in the fall turning bright yellow, orange, scarlet, and purple. Has dark blue drupes that birds and critters love to eat. Slow growing. Does fine in bog or pond areas as well as regular garden areas. Special value to honey bees who make Black Tupelo honey from them. Is drought tolerant after established. Can take sun to part shade.

Hardiness Zones 3-9


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