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Old 11-06-2017, 08:06 AM
 
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You need to visit a large tree nursery in person and ask the specialists to find or order the one you need. Ask specifically for a fruitless black gum, which may also be designated as "male, grafted". If you cannot get the fruitless type, get the sugar maple.
I just went to two nursery locations, both of them have sugar maple, not black gum. But I don't like their sugar maple, too expensive, it is already at least 10 feet already, $300, my sedan cannot transport that size of tree.

I prefer to have a small male black gum which costs no more than $50. I searched a lot online, no single one website mentions "male/grafted".
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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GlebeH, it would help us to know where you live. What grows well in Virginia, may not do well in California.
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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I have a black gum tree, aka Tupelo - it does not have any fruit that I've ever seen. It's a beautiful tree come fall. It is a tree grown from seed and was here when I bought the house.


I have a sweet gum tree - it's not the same as a black gum. It's a PITA! While pretty, the prickly sweet gums are horrible to deal with, along with the seeds they release.


I have 3 maples as well, one being a red maple. All 3 of my maples have 8 daylilies surrounding each of them. I've never had any issues with any seeds dropping, and haven't had any seedlings sprout, unfortunately - I'd love to have seedlings to plant more, the colors are just beautiful!


I can tell you the red maple I had put it in was done about 6 years ago, it was about 6 feet tall at the time. It's now probably about 30ft tall, maybe taller. It hasn't stopped growing, and it's a beautiful tree. Maybe not so beautiful at this moment though, it's lost 95% of the leaves to the fall weather.


The picture below, the large tree on the left of your screen is the tree I mention above. The other red tree is another maple tree, planted at the same time, was the same size, but as you can see, they are total different in size. The 3rd one is not in the picture, and it's almost as big as the red one.
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:44 PM
 
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Old Yesterday, 02:05 PM
 
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I have a black gum tree, aka Tupelo - it does not have any fruit that I've ever seen. It's a beautiful tree come fall. It is a tree grown from seed and was here when I bought the house.


I have a sweet gum tree - it's not the same as a black gum. It's a PITA! While pretty, the prickly sweet gums are horrible to deal with, along with the seeds they release.


I have 3 maples as well, one being a red maple. All 3 of my maples have 8 daylilies surrounding each of them. I've never had any issues with any seeds dropping, and haven't had any seedlings sprout, unfortunately - I'd love to have seedlings to plant more, the colors are just beautiful!


I can tell you the red maple I had put it in was done about 6 years ago, it was about 6 feet tall at the time. It's now probably about 30ft tall, maybe taller. It hasn't stopped growing, and it's a beautiful tree. Maybe not so beautiful at this moment though, it's lost 95% of the leaves to the fall weather.


The picture below, the large tree on the left of your screen is the tree I mention above. The other red tree is another maple tree, planted at the same time, was the same size, but as you can see, they are total different in size. The 3rd one is not in the picture, and it's almost as big as the red one.
your black gum tree may not be producing fruit because they generally require both male and female trees nearby to produce fruit---sort of like people, LOL.
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