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Black Gum

Nyssa sylvatica

Black Gum rivals anything for fall color with spectrum of glowing shades. Fruit is favored by many birds.

Outstanding ornamental shade tree
One of the best trees for fall color
Interesting, textured bark
Food and cover for watchable wildlife
In stock!
 Item  Height  Size  Price  Qty
11245 6-12in Step 2 $9.95

More About Nyssa sylvatica:

This Plants of Merit winner is the host plant for the black and white Hebrew Moth. There are separate male and female trees.



Interesting bark has alligator-like texture.

Gardening Suggestions for Black Gum:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability. This deep rooted tree is difficult to transplant when mature.

Key Characteristics:

Midwest Native
Great Foliage
Moist, Well-Drained
Height:
30-50 Feet
Spread:
20-30 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
4-7

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure
Full Sun
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Foliage Color
Orange
Habit
Deciduous
Program
MSD (Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District)
Plants of Merit
Grow Native!
Attributes
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Great Foliage
Midwest Native
Specimen
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage