The leaves of Black tupelo can vary in size and shape. The leaf shape is oval, elliptical or obovate. The leaf upsite is green and glossy. The leaf is 5-12 cm (2 – 4.7 in) long. The leaf margin is wavy and smooth.
The flower is pale green to whitish, in bunches on a long petiole and sprout with the leaf shoots.
Drupe, black-blue, ovoid, about 10 mm (0.4 in) at a long stalk. Often three fruits are on a stalk.
The branches are moderately thick, red-brown to gray. The buds are ovate, pointed, green to light brown, dark brown in winter.
single tree or planting in groups and forest tree (America)