Sour Gum, Black Gum, Upland Tupelo, Black Tupelo
Long-lived polycarpic perennial
Native to the Finger Lakes Region, ME and Ontario to MI, FL and TX
Source of plant
Forrest Keeling Nursery, Gardens North, Cornell Botanic Gardens, Robert Mower, Schichtel's Nursery, Princeton Nurseries, Department of Grounds of Cornell
Plants 30-50' tall, with spread of 20-30'; can attain 100' or more, but this is rare. Habit pyramidal whenyoung with densely set branches, some of which are pendulous; in old age the numerous spreading and often horizontal branches form an irregularly rounded or flat-topped crown; there is great variation in mature habit. Fall color fluorescent yellow to orange to scarlet to purple; one of our best, most consistent,and most beautiful trees in fall.
USDA Hardiness Zone
fall color, growth habit