name botanical:Nyssa sylvatica
other name:Black Gum
family:Dogwood family (Cornaceae)
height:15 - 20 m (49 - 66 ft)
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.
fall foliage:orange - rot
flowering:May – June
The flower is pale green to whitish, in bunches on a long petiole and sprout with the leaf shoots.
gender distribution:dioecious / unisexual
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.
bark:The bark is reddish brown, deeply furrowed and scaly.
location:Sun to slight shade
soil:permeable soils, likes moist, but also tolerates dryness caused
ph value:neutral to acid
single tree or planting in groups and forest tree (America)