Water Tupelo Live Stakes

Water Tupelo Live Stakes

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Water Tupelo Live Stakes is the type of tall tree you would find in swampy areas.


Water Tupelo Live Stakes trunk of the tree spreads out and looks like many webbed fingers sprouting out of the bottom of the trunk. The water tupelo loves water. The trees can grow up to 100 feet in height and the base can grow up from four feet to 10 to 12 feet in diameter. You normally find a whole bunch of water tupelo trees together in a swampy area. The trees love a rich wet and watery place to grow. They are ideal for ponds and extremely wet soil. 

The scientific term for the water tupelo tree is Nyssa aquatica. You may find this helpful when looking up information about the tree on different websites. The water tupelo has the wide base and then the trunk narrows and goes up for a while until it hits the spread of the branches. The branches spread wide providing ample shade to swampy areas or wherever you decide to plant the tree. The leaves are shiny and large. The leaves are also oblong and smooth. The leaves have a dark green color until the fall come. In the fall the leaves turn to a yellow color. The leaves bloom in the months of April and May. 

The tree bears fruit. The fruit looks a bit like a kalamata olive.

It is small and long. The fruit turns black when it ripens. Honey Bees love water tupelo trees. So to plant these is a great help in keeping the honey bee population healthy and thriving. You can easily find the water tupelo trees growing in Louisiana, Mississippi, Northern Florida. Water Tupelo also can be grown in the following states AR, DC, GA, IL, KY MO, NC, SC, TN, TX, and VA. Floodplain forest. 

The Water Tupelo Live Stakes likes sun. Although you normally see the trees in shady swampy areas, the tree still needs light to grow. Water tupelo is a perennial tree making it perfect to plant where you want a tree to live for a long time. The forest tent caterpillar is the enemy of the water tupelo. The forest tent caterpillar will be defoliate the water caterpillar if given the chance. 

The seedlings of the water tupelo do best in sunlight and in a soil that is below a 7.0 PH. In nature, the seeds will float. When the water recedes the seeds take their place and start the living process. In a nursery, the water tupelo seed is best sown in the fall. The seeds and trees like very acidic soil. Water is obviously, the water tupelo's favorite element. Although the trees are found in swampy water, the seedlings like well-drained soil. 

Water Tupelo trees are great for parks and large communities with lakes or bodies of water. On large-scale properties, they can take up a lot of space. The wood from the Water tupelo tree is used for floors, furniture, and other practical items. The fruits are enjoyed by many different animals like ducks and raccoons. The best temperatures for the water tupelo trees are from forty-forty five degrees Fahrenheit in the winter to eighty-one degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. 

The water tupelo tree grows and forms an interesting shape with the look of the bottom of the tree and then the long trunk. Many trees have an average type of look, but if you are looking for a unique tree and have the right type of soil and atmosphere to gro the water tupelo properly, it is a great choice for coastal areas with water inland or swampy areas. A lot of the southeast of the United States enjoy the unique sight of the water tupelo.
Water Tupelo Live Stakes