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Type: Deciduous tree
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20-30 feet
Native Range: Eastern North America, south of the missouri River in Southeastern quarter of the state
Soil: very adaptable
Water: medium to wet
Sunlight needs: Full sun to part shade
Tolerates: clay soil, wet soil
Landscape use: Excellent ornamental shade tree for lawns or street tree use
Brief Description:. A stately tree with a straight trunk and rounded crown (more pyramidal when young). Primarily dioecious (separate male and female trees), but each tree often has some perfect flowers. Small, greenish-white flowers appear in spring on long stalks (female flowers in sparse clusters and male flowers in dense heads). Sometimes commonly called black tupelo.
Wildlife Benefits: flowers are excellent nectar source for bees.
Possible Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to leaf spots, canker, rust, leaf miner and scale.
Stand out Features: Spectacular scarlet fall color.
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