Nyssa sylvatica Black Gum

 One of the best and most consistent native trees for fall color.  Lustrous dark green leaves in summer, changing to fluorescent yellow to orange to scarlet to purple colors in the fall.  Slow to medium growth rate:  12-15′ over a 10-15 year period. Excellent specimen tree.  Lovely in naturalized areas. Grows 30-50′ high and 20-39′ wide.