The black gum, aka “tupelo,” is famous for its brilliant fall color, small purple fruit, and as the source of tupelo honey!
Size and Light Requirements
The black gum thrives under partial shade to full sun. A slow-grower, black gums typically reach 30 feet in height in about 40 years.
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All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, D.C.