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Nyssa sylvatica

Commonly known as black gum or tupelo, is an elegant deciduous tree native to North America. Celebrated for its brilliant fall foliage, with leaves ranging from vibrant reds to purples, it adds seasonal beauty to landscapes. Characterized by a straight trunk and a pyramidal to oval crown, black gum is versatile and well-suited for various soil types. This tree thrives in wetter environments and is often found along stream banks and in swampy areas. Known for its wildlife value and resilience, Nyssa sylvatica is a popular choice for parks, gardens, and naturalized settings.

Origin: Native

Current Sale size: 12 - 18", bare root seedlings

Growth Rate: Medium (13" - 24" / yr)

Soils: Medium to wet

Moisture: Mesic to wet

Shade Tolerance: Sun to Part Shade

Mature Height: 30 - 50 ft.

Mature Spread: 20 - 30 ft.

Deer Damage Potential: Low

Uses: Fall color, shade tree, street tree, rain garden and wildlife

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Missouri Botanical Gardens

USDA Plants Database

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