Nyssa sylvatica

Tupelo Tree/Black Gum

Features

  • Possibly one of the brightest red autumn coloured trees.
  • Shiny mid green foliage.
  • Pyramidal shape when young but ¬†spreading with age.

Uses

  • Where soil conditions are poor, particularly drainage.
  • Avenue or street planting.
  • Stunning when planted at waters edge for reflections.
  • Suitable for even medium sized gardens for both lawn specimen or border planting.

Growing Conditions

  • Very frost hardy.
  • Moderately wind hardy.
  • Avoid coastal conditions.
  • Will grow in dry to swampy soil ¬†conditions.

 

Height Width
5 year old tree 2.5m 1.5m
10 year old tree 5.0m 3.0m
Country of Origin:   North America
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