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Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica)

Scientific Name: Nyssa sylvatica
Available Size: 3-4′

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Description

Type: Deciduous tree

Family: Nyssaceae

Height: 30-50 feet

Spread: 20-30 feet

Native Range: Eastern North America, south of the missouri River in Southeastern quarter of the state

Site Requirements:

Soil: very adaptable

Water: medium to wet

Sunlight needs: Full sun to part shade

Tolerates: clay soil, wet soil

Landscape use: Excellent ornamental shade tree for lawns or street tree use

Brief Description:. A stately tree with a straight trunk and rounded crown (more pyramidal when young). Primarily dioecious (separate male and female trees), but each tree often has some perfect flowers. Small, greenish-white flowers appear in spring on long stalks (female flowers in sparse clusters and male flowers in dense heads). Sometimes commonly called black tupelo. 

Wildlife Benefits: flowers are excellent nectar source for bees.

Possible Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to leaf spots, canker, rust, leaf miner and scale.

Stand out Features: Spectacular scarlet fall color.

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