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Nyssa sylvatica - 'Jermyns Flame' (Tupelo, Black Gum)

Type Tree, Deciduous
Form Compact Rounded Tree
Size Medium Sized Tree (3 to 8m height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Nyssa sylvatica Description

Nyssa has an attractive form and habit if grown in open ground and if allowed to spread freely and it makes a great addition to a large garden given its attractive form and spread. However its real knock out feature is the impact of autumn foliage, which linger late into the season, developing from warm yellows and oranges on to fire red.


Nyssa sylvatica - Cultivation Notes

This rounded deciduous tree can get to a good size and requires space for lower branches which can spread outward, so allow it plenty of space to grow ideally within open grassland. Nyssa likes the rare combination of a moist acid soil, growing best in a sheltered location in full sun to part shade. Grows to over 12m by 10m plus.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Nyssa sylvatica:

  • Attractive autumn colour

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

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