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The Black tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica) is famous for its brilliant red autumn foliage. This North American native is also a friend to wildlife producing drupes that are a popular food source for birds while its flowers make the legendary tupelo honey. And if all of this isn't enough reason to grow one, there is a new variety with a weeping habit that adds elegance to all of this tree's other excellent attributes. This new cultivar is 'Autumn Cascade' black tupelo, or Nyssa sylvatica 'Autumn Cascade'. This variety's strongly pendulous form makes for great year-round interest. 

It does well in urban conditions and being native to the damp forests of the American east, it is the ideal candidate for that low spot in your garden. It does not, however, tolerate high pH or drought. And for best effect it should be staked the first few years to ensure a strong central leader. Autumn Cascade black tupelo will do well from Lower Canada through most of the US, given enough moisture. It also will do well in the UK, New Zealand and Australia.

Autumn Cascade Black tupelo

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