Tupelo Tower™ Black Gum
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Tupelo Tower™ Black Gum

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A Columnar Tupelo: Tupelo Tower™ Black Gum

  • Vivid Fall Color
  • Excellent Screen
  • Perimeter Planting
  • Red Fall Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Wildlife Tree

Rapunzel would feel right at home letting her hair down from the top of the Tupelo Tower Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica 'WFH1'). This lovely towering Black Gum is the new tree on the block and is making its name by outperforming most of its peers while keeping its slim figure.

The Tupelo Tower Black Gum grows in a narrow, columnar form and is hardier than other Black Gums. This lovely tree originated from an Ohio native, which explains why it doesn't mind the cold and it insists that you call "Ohio State," The Ohio State.

Its form makes it exceptionally attractive with a center leader, but stays compact in its lateral size. This makes it an ideal Tupelo for smaller yard and landscaping uses.

When it comes to that Tupelo Tower Black Gum's foliage, you can expect ovular, shiny green leaves that create a dense green display from spring into fall. When temperatures drop and fall begins, the Tupelo Tower turns from a modest yet verdant green tree into a blazing and showy specimen.

Its foliage takes on an autumnal spectrum of yellows and flame-orange and fiery red. In fact, this humble tree with its tear-drop shape looks like a living bonfire.

Why a Black Gum? They offer a low-maintenance, attractive display, and are on the top of the list for wildlife favorites. Birds, bees, and squirrels cannot help but flock to Tupelos. They love to nest in its branches and snack on its fruit.

Use your Tupelo Tower Black Gum as a property perimeter marker that will provide a lovely show come fall and plenty of privacy when you're out enjoying your yard.

As its name implies, this tree also makes for a lovely height accent among your other shrubs and trees. Of course, adding one by your woodland area for wildlife is a kind gesture.

This Tupelo prefers full sun and partial shade and will thrive with almost no maintenance once established

If you're looking for architecture interest and amazing fall color, say no more. The Tupelo Tower Black Gum is a great fit for almost any yard.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Tupelo Tower™ Black Gum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Bower and Branch
Botanical Name Nyssa sylvatica 'WFH1'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 30 - 40 feet
Mature Spread 18 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium, Slow
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Orange
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune Late Winter
Fragrant No