Nyssa sylvatica Description
Grown for its attractive foliage which turns brilliant orange through red in autumn. Colour is best on very acid soils. Nyssa makes a great specimen near Water but you will need both space and plenty of time as it is a slow grower.
Nyssa sylvatica - Cultivation Notes
This deciduous tree can get to a good size so allow it plenty of space. It likes the rare combination of a moist acid soil. Grows best in a sheltered location in full sun to part shade. Thin congested branches in winter. 10m by 10m plus.
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Strengths of Nyssa sylvatica:
- Attractive autumn colour
- Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
- Tolerates heavy clay soils
Weaknesses of Nyssa sylvatica
- Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
- Does not produce showy attractive flowers
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Common Missspellings: Nysa, Nisa, Nissa, Nessa