Nyssa sylvatica

Black Tupelo, Sour Gum

The glossy dark green leaves of these wide-branched trees produce a brilliant show of autumn color before falling. They also produce small greenish-white flowers. Easily started from seed. Plant when young from containers or from ball and burlap. Difficult to transplant large trees. Protect them from strong winds. They will not tolerate pollution.
Nyssa sylvatica, Black Tupelo, Sour Gum
Its foliage turns brilliant orange to red in fall. When female and male trees are planted close together, females produce purple or blue fruits, which attract birds. Bare cooked branches and dark gray, alligator skin-like bark make a picturesque winter scene.

Attributes - Nyssa sylvatica

Plant Type: Tree

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 30 ft. to 50 ft.

Width: 30 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Black Spot, Rust, Scales.

 
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