Common Name: Chinese tupelo
Origin/Ecology: Native to China and Vietnam.
Habit: Grows 10 m tall and wide, broadly conical tree.
Leaves: Oval leaves 15-20 cm long turn brilliant red, orange and yellow in autumn. Small teeth at the margin
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Flowers and Fruit: Inconspicuous flowers are followed by small, dull purple fruits.
Bark: Not noteworthy.
Water Use, Soil: Prefers wet soils.
Exposure: Full sun to light or open shade.
Landscape Uses: Can be used near ponds, streams, and lakes. Also used as a street tree due to its tolerance of compacted soils.
Limitations: Generally disease free.
Other Features: Named for one of the water numphs of Gree mythology.