I am looking for a tree to plant to replace an apple tree that the previous...

Asked October 29, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

I am looking for a tree to plant to replace an apple tree that the previous owners had not taken care of. I am considering a black Tupelo. it will fit the space. I want something with as much interest year round as possible. I like the fact that it is native. it seems to not have too many health issues. It will be planted where it will receive afternoon sun. What do you think of this choice and do you have any other suggestions? Does this tree drop much fruit on the ground? That was a big issue with the apple tree.

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1 Response

Hi There,

The black Tupelo is a fine choice. Its fruits are very small and typically are eaten by birds, such as robins. I do not think its fruits are a problem.