Black Gum Tree
Black Gum blooms in the springtime months with little green-white blossoms that form along with a tall stem. These blooms are a critical sustenance hotspot for some pollinators, for example, honey bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds that feast upon the blossoms nectar. This tree is discovered developing best in the dirt like soils and full daylight; this tree can't deal with inordinate shade.
At the point when the tree is youthful, it has dark, marginally flaky bark, yet as this tree ages the bark turns out to be thick and faint, taking after crocodile skins. The leaves of the black gum tree change to different colors as the seasons change. It turns from shiny green, to yellow, orange and purple in weeks.
This is a picturesque tree with fall color that appears very early. The color is spectacular, ranging from shining dark green in season to a beautiful hue of brilliant red to red-orange in the fall. Grows 50 to 60 feet tall and spreading 20 to 30 feet.
USDA Z4 - Cold Hardy to -20 to -30(F)
- Light: Full Sun
- Water: Average
- Fertilize: Early Spring
- Height: 50-60 feet
- Spacing: 20-30 feet