Nyssa sylvatica



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About This Product

Botanical Name: Nyssa sylvatica

Common Name: Black Tupelo Tree, Sour Gum, Pepperidge, Black Gum Tree

A deciduous tree with an attractive horizontal branching structure. Glossy, dark green leaves turn stunning shades in fall, from yellow-green to orange-red and reddish-purple. Small, dark blue fruits are produced if a male tree is nearby. Fruit is edible, yet very sour. Flowers and berries are beneficial to pollinators, birds, and other wildlife. Native to the eastern U.S.

USDA Zone: Zones 3 - 9

Sunset Zone: Zones 2 - 10, 14 - 21

Mature Height: 30 - 50 feet

Mature Width: 20 - 40 feet

Light Needs: Full Sun, Filtered Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Water Needs: Moderate, Regular

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