Nyssa sylvatica

Black Gum

  • Outstanding ornamental shade tree
  • One of the best trees for fall color
  • Interesting, textured bark
  • Food and cover for watchable wildlife
  • Height: 30-50 Feet
  • Spread: 20-30 Feet
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
Size Avail Future Price Qty
06in 10000 0 Sign In for Ordering
12in 9000 0 Sign In for Ordering
18in 4000 0 Sign In for Ordering
S3-3 RPM 0 64 Sign In for Ordering
S3-3CG RPM 508 96 Sign In for Ordering
S3-5 RPM 10 0 Sign In for Ordering

Interesting Notes:

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.

Characteristics & Attributes

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