Tupelo - Black
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.
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How to Plant
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.