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Nyssa sylvatica / Tupelo / Black Gum Tree, 3-4ft Tall, Lovely Autumn Colours


Nyssa sylvatica / Tupelo / Black Gum Tree, 3-4ft Tall, Lovely Autumn Colours


N. sylvatica is a small, slow-growing deciduous tree of elegant, broadly conical habit. Ovate leaves to 15cm in length turn brilliant red and yellow in autumn. Flowers and fruits inconspicuous

Growing Details

Common Name: Tupelo / Black Gum Tree
Genus: Nyssa
Species: sylvatica
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/loam, Clay/heavy, sand
Height: 12m+
Spread: 8m+


Nyssa are deciduous trees with ovate leaves colouring brilliantly in autumn; inconspicuous flowers are followed by small, dull purple fruits

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