Black Tupelo/Blackgum (Nyssa sylcatica) black tupelo
Form: Pyramidal in youth with horizontal branches forming, and rounded or irregular crown.
Mature Height: 30' to 50'
Mature Spread: 20' to 30'
Use: Acceptable street tree. Works well as specimen tree. .
Notable Characteristics: Slow to medium grower, Outstanding habit and fall foliage. Lustrous dark green leaves change to fluorescent yellow, orange, scarlet in fall
Limitations: Numerous disease and insect problems. 'Red Range' possibly best solution for disease resistance.
Where can I find this tree in Glen Ridge?  
black tupelo