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Water Tupelo

Nyssa aquatica

Water Tupelo is a large, long-lived gum tree of southern swamps and flood plains. Tolerates periodic inundation.

Large tree of swamps and wetlands
Valued for timber

More About Nyssa aquatica:

Water tupelo has a swollen base that tapers to a long, clear bole and often occurs in pure stands. A good mature tree will produce commercial timber used for furniture and crates. Many kinds of wildlife eat the fruits and it is a favored honey tree.

Gardening Suggestions for Water Tupelo:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Songbirds
Wet Soil
Height:
35-50 Feet
Spread:
20-30 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
6 - 9

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Great Garden Neighbors:
Bald Cypress Bald Cypress

Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Upland Birds and Game
Soil Moisture Preference
Wet Soil
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Habit
Deciduous
Attributes
Specimen
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Interesting Bark
Icon Legend

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