Nyssa sylvatica

Black Gum

Black Gum rivals anything for fall color with spectrum of glowing shades. Fruit is favored by many birds.

Outstanding ornamental shade tree
One of the best trees for fall color
Interesting, textured bark
Food and cover for watchable wildlife

Item

Description

On Hand

Future

16120 06-12in Amped 0 0
16121 12-18in Amped 0 0
16122 18-24in Amped 0 0
1619 S3-3 RPM 555 639
1620 S3-5 RPM 10 96
1622 S3-3CG RPM 2771 783
1623 06in 1400 0
1624 12in 1650 0
1625 18in 710 0
1621 S3-15 RPM 0 0

More about Nyssa sylvatica :

This Plants of Merit winner is the host plant for the black and white Hebrew Moth. There are separate male and female trees. Interesting bark has alligator-like texture.

Black Gum Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability. This deep rooted tree is difficult to transplant when mature.

Height:

30-50 Feet

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Spread:

20-30 Feet

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Hardiness Zone:

4-7

Characteristics & Attributes
Exposure
Full Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Foliage Color
Orange
Habit
Deciduous
Program
MSD (Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District)
Plants of Merit
Grow Native!
Attributes
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Great Foliage
Midwest Native
Specimen