Nyssa sylvatica

Tupelo Tree/Black Gum


  • Possibly one of the brightest red autumn coloured trees.
  • Shiny mid green foliage.
  • Pyramidal shape when young but  spreading with age.


  • Where soil conditions are poor, particularly drainage.
  • Avenue or street planting.
  • Stunning when planted at waters edge for reflections.
  • Suitable for even medium sized gardens for both lawn specimen or border planting.

Growing Conditions

  • Very frost hardy.
  • Moderately wind hardy.
  • Avoid coastal conditions.
  • Will grow in dry to swampy soil  conditions.


Height Width
5 year old tree 2.5m 1.5m
10 year old tree 5.0m 3.0m
Country of Origin:   North America

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