Black Tupelo (Gum) (24"-36") (ATREP) - Bundle of 5
Other common names: Tupelo, Pepperidge Tree
Mature Height: 30-50 ft tall Spreads 20-30 ft. Slow growth rate
Soil / Climate: Zones 3-9 Black Gum can grow on a variety of soil types but prefers moist, well-drained, acidic deep soils and full sun. It is often found on moist ground along rivers and streams. From southern Maine to southern Michigan to Florida. It has a taproot, making it difficult to transplant and fire resistant.
Notes: Autumn Foliage is a very showy florescent yellow to orange to red or purple colors. Fruit ripens in September and is a favorite of birds. Tupelo wood is used by woodcarvers, especially for carving ducks and other wildfowl. Growth rate is slow to medium. Wildlife: Many species of birds and wildlife eat the fruit, and bees use the nectar to make honey.
Description courtesy of Cold Stream Farm.
ATREP Tree - see description under ATREP Bundles. Or go to; https://www.atrep.net/about