sour gum

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Synonyms for sour 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

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For foliage: Chinese pistache, many grasses (bunch golden seed stalks together like a sheaf of wheat), Japanese maple, Liquidambar styraciflua, oakleaf hydrangea, Persian parrotia, persimmon, pin oak, Pyrus calleryana, red oak, scarlet oak, and sour gum (tupelo).
This holds true for seed-grown Chinese pistache, Chinese tallow tree, Japanese maple, red and scarlet oak, and sour gum.
The oldest sour gums were more than 500 years old," Eisenhauer said, still marveling at that fact.
Giant maples ablaze in green and orange, bright red sour gums and the burnished gold of bald cypress, dawn redwood and larch trees are part of an extensive color palette.