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Black Gum Tree

Black Gum Tree

Regular price $19.99 USD
Regular price Sale price $19.99 USD
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 Black Gum Tree for sale, which is also called the tupelo tree. The science name is Nyssa sylvatica! This one is another personal favorite of ours actually, I believe it is one of the most unrated trees there are, and it is even a native one! This tree can get medium to large in size. They are so beautiful. They get all kinds of colors in the fall from red to purple and multiple colors all at once!  They do get very small berries once they get older but are very small and wildlife such as birds love to consume them. Black gum usually is not found with really thick canopies so usually grass and other plants will have no problem growing under them. Anyone that had the room, should have a black gum tree! Sometimes this tree is confused with the "sweet gum" tree but that is a totally different species. One of the most attractive native trees around. Summer leaves are dark green with a high-gloss appearance, but the most spectacular part of this tree is the fall foliage with many shades of yellow, orange, bright red, purple, or scarlet that may appear on the same branch. The bark matures to medium gray and resembles alligator hide. The fruit is bluish-black and is loved by many birds. Makes a strong specimen tree. Grows 30'-50' high, with a 20'-30' spread. Prefers well-drained, acid soils, and full sun to partial shade. The black gum is also one of the longest-living trees with a typical lifespan of around 700 years
Name: Black Gum
Other Names: Black Tupelo, Nyssa sylvatica
Grow Zone: 4 to 9
Growth Speed: Medium
Light Requirements: Likes Full Sun but can tolerate some shade
Average Full-Grown Height: 30' to 50'
Average Full-Grown Width: 20' to 30'
Deciduous (loses Leaves) Or Evergreen (Holds Foliage All Year): Deciduous
Average Lifespan: 700 years
Sizing can vary, but the average height of the plant according to the pot size they are growing in is below. A larger pot size does not always prove a much taller plant, but you will have a larger root system.

Trade Gallon Pot — Up To 18” inches tall (Fewer Roots Than Two Gallon Size)
Two Gallon Pot — 12-24" inches tall (More Roots Than Trade Gallon Size)



All of our trees ship Bareroot which means they will ship with no soil and no pot. This allows the plants to have a safer trip through the mail as well as to cut down on shipping costs majorly. The roots will be carefully removed from the pot they are growing in, and then wrapped in moist material with the roots sealed up to keep them moist during transit. 

Shipping Restrictions

To follow your state regulations, we can not ship this plant to California, AZ, AK, HI

Deliveries to WA, UT, ID, NV, MT, ND, and SD MUST be shipped Bareroot.

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What Grow Zone Are You In? It Is Very Important To Know Your Grow Zone Before You Plant Anything In The Ground. If The Plant Cannot Tolerate Your Grow Zone, It Will Not Live.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Joseph Cox
Black Gum

Shipped promptly and was packed very carefully with the roots still moist. Plant looks to be very healthy. Thanks!

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super excited

Super exited with my purchase, can't wait for my little trees to grow, they arrived barerooted, safely pacaked. Purchased 2, one of them currently have 2 leafa but I am positive that it wll grow more in no time. Had to comunicate with the seller to know about the shipment, they answer promptly and explain their process. So far very happy with my purchase and definetely would buy again in this store.

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-The Weaver Family

travis J
good quality nuts

Some of the nuts were a little smaller than i had hoped for, however these hickory nuts are delicious and the Weavers included a few extra in our package too that makes up for any bad ones so that helps, not a bad one yet though. The pie i made with them is heavenly good.

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-The Weaver Family

very healthy

been in the ground for a month now, it is still doing well. Already has a new leaf or two grown on it. Its close to fall now so im sure the leaves will be falling off soon, but there is no tree as beautiful in the fall as the black gum tree!

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-Weaver Family Farms Nursery

thank you

Thank you so much for your help. I will refer everyone I know for their native tree needs! Happy with my purchase

Thank you very much! We appreciate you! Thank you for supporting our small family business! God Bless
-Weaver Family Farms Nursery