• Height: 30- 50; 20' spread; straight trunk and horizontal branches
  • Color: Leaves emerge red and persist through summer, maturing to a dark green and turning various shades of orange and red in the fall; fruits are sour and best left for wildlife

  • Attracts: birds, insignificant flowers provide early nectar for bees

  • Well-drained soil; tolerates drought and standing water; full sun to partial shade; best planted in spring.


Black gum 'Wildfire'

  • An absolutely beautiful tree with slender limbs and silvery grey bark; new leaves emerge a showy red-purple and persist through summer, maturing to a deep green and turning red again in the fall; purple drupes attract birds; 

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Tree Talk Natives

11900 Hawkes Road

Clarksburg, MD  20871


Open weekends and by appointment

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