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Species: Nyssa sylvatica

(nis'ah sil-vat'i-kah)

Nyssa sylvatica

Pepperidge; Sour Gum; Black Gum; Tupelo

Found on Course Walks

Wet Site Plants

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

Recommended Urban Trees Collection

Ornamental Characteristics

Tree > 30 feet

40' - 70'

Deciduous

pyramidal

Environmental Characteristics

Full sun

5a

Can tolerate acid to neutral soil (pH 5.0 to 7.4)

Tolerates salty soil

Occasionally saturated or very wet soil; Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

pest free

Bare Root Transplanting

Difficult

Other

native to eastern North America; difficult to transplant - use small sizes, B & B only; slow to recover from transplanting; transplant in spring

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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