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Nyssa sylvatica

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Nyssa sylvatica Tupelo, Black Tupelo, Blackgum,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Trees Pyramida, Rounded

Medium slow-growing ornamental tree with a pyramidal habit and stunning Autumn foliage colours. Attractive glossy green foliage turn orange and red during Autumn. Insignificant green flowers are followed by clusters of small round blue fruits. Great feature or shade tree in large gardens or parks. Grows approx. 11m tall x 6m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
10-25m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Shade Tree

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Likes a sunny position in a well-drained soil but can tolerate part-shade and moderately wet or dry soils.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Cornaceae NorthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green, Orange, Red
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: Medium / Moderate