Tupelo - Black #5 Pot
The Black Tupelo, also known as the Black Gum or Pepperidge tree, is a native tree to North America and provides excellent ornamental value to your landscape. This deciduous tree has a slow growth rate but generally reaches 30 to 50 feet in maturity height with a beautiful rounded shape and straight trunk. The leaves are a dark, glossy green and vary in shape in stretch. They change to shades of red, orange, yellow, and sometimes purple in the fall. Spring gives way to tiny flowers that turn to small, dark blue, non-toxic fruits each fall, feeding the birds and other wildlife. Black Tupelo is generally a low-maintenance ornamental or shade tree, hardy in USDA Zones 4-9.