Blackgum Tree (Nyssa sylvatica)

  • Broadleafed
  • Deciduous
  • Alternate Common Name: Tupelo; black gum
  • Average Height: Blackgum is a large tree, growing 30-50 feet tall.
  • Average Width: Average width is 20-30 feet.
  • Leaf Description: Blackgum tree leaves are 3-6 inches long with serrated edges and a dark green color.
  • Bark Description: Blackgum tree bark is a dark gray brown with irregular block like ridges.
  • Twig Description: Blackgum twigs are slender and reddish brown with large buds that appear covered with hair.
  • Flowering: Inconspicuous flowers.
  • Needle or Broadleaf: Broadleafed
  • Comments: None

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