This native shade tree offers a tall slender shape that grows 50 to 100 ft. The compound leaves are an attractive light green color that will give way to a gold yellow fall color. This deciduous tree prefers full sun and moist to dry soils. The flowers are green and inconspicuous. The fruits will be a rounded nut that are palatable to some animals. There are several different types of moth that this tree provides for including being the larval host for the Luna moth. Black gum tolerates Black walnut.