White Chapel® Tupelo
On Halloween, 2006 JB was driving the back roads of Middle Georgia, observing the speed limit with his safety harness securely fastened, when his peripheral vision caught sight of a brilliant red tree on the edge of the woods. He soon found himself standing under a narrow pyramidal Tupelo gazing upward in appreciation of the intense color shining from every leaf on the tree, top to bottom. Since that time we have observed the scions of that car-stopping Tupelo in our nursery. White Chapel® Tupelo (sometimes called Black Gum) is strongly pyramidal as a young tree with a dominant central leader. The leaves are large, slightly undulated and a bright lighter green, offering a sunny disposition. Fall color has been great in our zone 8 location.