Gardening For Birdwatchers | TN

You might think something called a black gum tree wouldn't be all that colorful, but you'd be wrong.

Though it does bear small, inedible blue-black fruits, the leaves turn a beautiful bright red in the fall.

Humans find their fruits disagreeable, but they are a treasure trove for migrating fall birds. Being one of the earlier trees to change leaf color, called foliar fruit flagging, it lets all birds know this is the place to come for dinner. Nyssa sylvatica is a birdwatcher's dream for the species it can draw into the yard. Look for it in our tree nursery.

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Black Gum - Tupelo Tree - TN Nursery

Black Gum - Tupelo Tree

The Black Gum tree has some striking features, like beautiful foliage. In the spring, the tree unfurls glossy green leaves that transition into vibrant shades of red, orange, and purple during the fall season. This stunning color change provides a visually captivating display of any landscape. Native to eastern North America, the tree is found along the coastal Northeastern United States. It can be seen as far south as Florida and Texas. It is also native to southern Ontario. Its broad range and beautiful appearance make it a popular addition to many home gardens and landscape designs. Black Gum Tree Has Many Names It has developed many names over time. There are other species of it, known as swamp type and yellow type, so the common names are better for distinguishing this specific species. Black Gum tree has a lovely appearance and beautiful fall colors. It is a medium-height tree with alligator-like bark. While it might be a large tree, it won't destroy your sidewalks and driveway. The roots grow pretty deep into the ground, so you don't have to worry about them messing up your pavement. Black Gum Trees Lives Over 70 Years Once you plant yours, you can enjoy its beauty for the rest of your life. These trees can live for more than 70 years if they are cared for properly. After you plant your tree, you can enjoy many family memories. When it gets large enough, the tree's beautiful fall leaves make it a stunning spot for a family picnic in autumn. Black Gum Has Stunning Pink Growth  In spring, it has gorgeous reddish-pink growth. As summer rolls around, the leaves turn dark green. While the leaves are lovely in spring and summer, they stand out in autumn when they turn dark red or purple. Black Gum grows well in wet areas and can also develop in dry areas. While it's known for its beauty, it isn't easy to find in plant nurseries. If you are lucky enough to get one of these beautiful trees, take your time to enjoy it.

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