black gum


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Synonyms for black gum

columnar tree of eastern North America having horizontal limbs and small leaves that emerge late in spring and have brilliant color in early fall

a small mallee with rough dark-colored bark toward the butt

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Ferebee does manage to find some Virginia creeper, two little maples, and some sprouts from the roots of a black gum tree.
The answer is that black gum berries are a very situational deer food source, often only being consumed after a heavy wind has occurred causing whole branches (replete with the dark blue berry-like fruit attached) to cascade to the ground.
The Water Tupelo, Nyssa aquatica, and the Black Gum, Nyssa sylvatica, can be found throughout the state, and both trees have attractive autumn foliage.
Some fast-growing trees that could provide some shade in five to seven years, if the trunks already have a 1- to 2- inch thickness, are heritage river birch, pin oak, black gum, October glory red maple and Zelkova.
For the Montgomery installation, the artist selected such saplings as sweet gum, black gum, persimmon and ash.
In the region's Cumberland Plateau, 175 species of tree cover the area, including oak, hickory, black gum, red maple and other hardwoods.
Black gum (Nyssa sylvatica) is a large tree (up to 50 feet tall) with a narrow pyramidal shape that provides stunning fall color.
If you want to mainly attract birds to your yard, consider some trees like live oak, black gum, flowering dogwood and red mulberry; or shrubs like common juniper, hollies, trumpet creeper or vines and wild grape.
Black gum tupelo trees sometimes decay in an unusual manner--from the top of the tree downward.