Red Splyndor Black Gum is a native deciduous treewith a strong central leader and pyramidal habit with upward sweeping branches. The lightly toothed and glossy dark green foliage turns various shade of red in fall. Though dioecious there are often perfect flowers as well, which are clusters a small non-showy greenish-white. Excellent source of nectar for pollinators. Flowers give way to blue-black berries in fall. Bestgrown inpart sunand well-drained soils.
50’ - 60’
35’ - 40’
USDA Hardiness Zone:
4 - 8
Full Sun,Part Sun
Season of Interest:
MAINTENANCE NEEDS:Low Maintenance. Scale, rust, canker, and leaf spots can be occasional problems. Can tolerate both standing water and some drought.
LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings,Borders, Woodland Gardens, Naturalized Areas,Shade Tree, Privacy Screen, and Bog Gardens.
COMPANION PLANTS: Bald Cypress, Swamp Oak, Swamp Rosemallow
IMAGE: Photos by Moon's Tree Farm, Red Splyndor® Black Gum
*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.