Black Gum / Black Tupelo

Nyssa sylvatica

  • Size: 30-50’ tall and 20-30’ wide
  • Growth Habit: Pyramidal to Upright Oval
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Soil Requirements: Highly Adaptable – Avoid high pH
  • Appeal: The Black Gum has beautiful blood red fall foliage and glossy green leaves in summer.  It is an excellent native for fall color and does best in locations sheltered from winds.