Nyssa sylvatica

Black Gum or Sour Gum

  • Outstanding ornamental shade tree
  • One of the best trees for fall color
  • Interesting, textured bark
  • Food and cover for watchable wildlife



Height:

30-50 Inches

Spread:

20-30 Inches

Bloom Color:

Zone:

4 - 7

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Characteristics & Attributes for Nyssa sylvatica

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds

Attributes:

  • Native
  • Specimen
  • Great Foliage

Exposure:

  • Partial Sun
  • Full Shade

Foliage Color:

  • Red

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained