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Shade Trees

Blackgum

Shade Trees

Blackgum

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The Blackgum is a slow growing shade tree.  It is native to Missouri and can produce fruit which is sour, but attractive to birds and wildlife.

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Description

The Blackgum is a slow growing shade tree.  It is native to Missouri and can produce fruit which is sour, but attractive to birds and wildlife.

Description:
The Blackgum is notable for its small, greenish flowers that are an excellent nectar source for bees. The flowers produce oval, 1/2″ long, dark blue fruits which are attractive to birds and wildlife, but quite sour. In the fall, the leaves turn a beautiful scarlet color

Best Uses:
The Blackgum is an excellent ornamental shade tree. This is a slow growing tree that is best grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. It can tolerates poorly-drained soils and can grow in standing water, however, it can still tolerate some drought.

Additional information

Specifics

Height: 30-50 ft
Spread: 20-30 ft
Growth: Slow

Requirements

Zone: 3 to 9
Sun: Full to part shade
Moisture: Medium to wet

Characteristics

Foliage: Dark to pale green
Fall Color: Scarlet
Shape: Rounded crown

Tree Size

1.5 inch caliper, 2 inch caliper, 2.5 inch caliper, 3 inch caliper, 3.5 inch caliper, 4 inch caliper, 5 inch caliper, 6 inch caliper

Delivery

Local Pickup, Planted

Ornamental Trees Height Chart

Caliper Size Height
2.0″ 6-8′
2.5″ 8-10′′
3.0″ 10′+

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