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Black Gum (Black Tupelo, Sourwood)

Botanical Name: Nyssa sylvatica

Courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt Nursery

About Black Gum (Black Tupelo, Sourwood)

A beautiful native tree with outstanding lustrous green foliage that changes for a fabulous fall display. It prefers deep, moist, well-drained soils, but is adaptable to other soils. Use as a lawn specimen or combine in mixed tree plantings.

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Plant Details

Common Name:

Black Gum (Black Tupelo, Sourwood)

Leaf Color:


Leaf Fall Color

Red, Yellow and Purple

Bloom Time:


Sun Exposure:

Likes Sun to Part Shade

Growth Rate:


Mature Shape:


Mature Height:

30ft to 50ft

Mature Width:

20ft to 30ft


Tolerates Wet Soils