Nyssa sylvatica

Black Gum, Sour Gum, Black Tupelo

Family: Nyssaceae Nyssa

Type Tree
USDA Hardiness range 4B - 9A
Exposure Partial shade to full sun
Bloom color White
Bloom time Spring
Water needs Wet
Landscape uses Specimen
Height 30' to 75' / 9.20m to 22.80m
Spread 25' to 35' / 7.60m to 10.60m
Growth rate Slow
Persistence Deciduous
Bloom attributes Attracts butterflies
Leaf color Green
Fruit color Blue
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral
Soil type Sandy, clay, loamy
Form Oval, pyramidal
Attributes and features Attracts birds, native to North America, invasive