Tupelo (Black Gum Tree), Nyssa Sylvatica


A beautiful ornamental tree with glossy, mid-green foliage that turns striking shades of orange, red and yellow in the autumn. Nyssa sylvatica grows in a symmetrical, conical shape spreading to 5 x 4 metres in 20 years so it never gets too big for most situations.

This attractive tree will grow in most well-drained soils in a sheltered position in full or partial sun.

The Black Gum tree is definitely a great choice where autumn colour is a must. A lovely choice that rivals Japanese Maples but with greater scale (whilst remaining a small tree) and better suited to damper conditions.

Plant Fact File:


Pot Size: 12 Litres
Main flower colour: Orange
Height now: 2m
Spread now: 1m
Mature height: 5m
Mature spread: 4m
Season of interest: All year
Foliage type: Evergreen
Fragrant: No
Growth rate: Medium
Hardiness: Hardy
Aspect: Sun, partial shade
Soil pH: Neutral
Soil type: General
Feed: Chempak No. 2



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