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Large Leaf Linden vs Black Gum

Tilia platyphyllos

Nyssa sylvatica

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Large Leaf Linden
Black Gum

Large Leaf Linden is a tall, deciduous tree native to Europe. Large Leaf Linden features oblong leaves that turn from yellow-green to brilliant yellow in the fall. Large Leaf Linden is ideal as a shade or ornamental tree in a larger yard.

Black Gum is a slow-growing ornamental shade tree with a dense pyramidal shape. The foliage is dark green in the summer, and transitions to bright fall colours which include red, orange, purple, and gold. It is commonly used as an ornamental tree in parks and large gardens as a specimen or shade tree.

The small greenish white flowers provide nectar for bees and black tupelo honey is a sought after flavour. The small dark blue fruits which ripen in late summer will attract birds and other animals to your yard. The fruits are edible, but very sour, and are primarily used for pies, flavouring, and drinks. Plant the Black Gum where it will live long-term, as it has a large taproot and does not transplant well.

LARGE LEAF LINDEN QUICK FACTS

BLACK GUM QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $14.99
Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 15 m (49 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: purple, orange, yellow, red
Berries: dark blue
Flavor: sour
Harvest: september to october
Flowers: yellow-white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium





Other Names: broadleaf lime, large-leaved lime
Other Names: black tupelo, pepperidge tree, sour gum, tupelo