Medium, deciduous, pyramidal to irregular-shaped tree with excellent summer and fall foliage.
Prefers sun or partial shade. Prefers moist, well-drained soil and protection from wind.
Tree is famed for its beautiful fall color. Its flowers are attractive to bees and its fruit attracts birds.
35' at maturity
25' at maturity
Pyramidal but spreading and irregular with age
Light green flowers in clusters emerge with leaves.
Dark green, elliptical leaves turn brilliant yellow, orange, red, and purple in fall.
Dark gray bark matures to have a blocky-scaly appearance similar to an alligator hide.
Native of Southeastern US. Also known as the Black Gum or Sour Gum.