Tupelo (black gum)
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The black tupelo is also known as the blackgum, sourgum, or Pepperidge tree. It is a highly adaptable tree, growing about a foot each year in nearly all conditions. In the autumn, the black tupelo displays a range of brilliant orange, red, and purple fall color. As the tree ages, its distinctive bark can resemble alligator hide.
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