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Black Gum/
Sour Gum

Nyssa


Description:
An
excellent native tree with dark green summer color and spectacular orange-scarlet fall color.  Blue fruit attracts birds and animals of all kinds.

 

Common Name: Black Gum, Sour Gum, Black Tupelo
Botanical Name: Nyssa
Type: Deciduous tree
Growth Rate: Slow
Soil Preference: Tolerates drought, flooding, ozone and salt and will grow in very dry to very wet soil.  Nyssa will also grow in well-drained, loamy, sandy or clay soils.  Prefers a pH of acidic to slightly alkaline.
Light Requirements: Full sun, partial sun, partial shade
Attributes: Pest tolerant, likes moist soils, attracts birds and butterflies; serves as a host for butterfly larvae
Pests: Scale
Diseases: Canker, leaf spot
Care: Little to no pruning is necessary. Fertilize with Holly-tone as recommended.

Planting Instructions: Trees & Shrubs
Water & Fertilizer Schedule

 

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Nyssa sylvatica
Black Gum, Sour Gum, Black Tupelo
zones 4-9
 
Description:  Excellent native tree with dark green summer color and spectacular orange-scarlet fall color.  Blue fruit attracts birds and animals of all kinds.  Grows 12-15' over a 10-15 year period.
Bloom Color: White (inconspicuous)
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green, orange and red fall color
Height: 50'
Spread: 25-35'
 

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