Black Gum


Nyssa sylvatica

Out of Stock for 2022. Please check back on March 1, 2023.

Tree in 2 x 5 inch coco fibre plug

Light: part shade to full sun
Moisture: medium to moist
Soil: sandy loam, loam, or clay loam
Mature Height: 50 feet

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This rare tree has extremely vibrant fall colours in shades of red, orange, yellow, and purple. Attracts bees with nectar and birds and wildlife with its fruit. This tree is dioecious, which means a separate male and female tree is required for pollination.

Prefers moist and acidic soils but is not picky with soil type. Can also tolerate drought and dry soils in the wild but is typically found on stream edges and wet areas.

Ontario Hardiness Zone: 4 to 7 (Find out your Hardiness Zone here)

Additional information

Weight0.10 kg
Dimensions6 × 6 × 30 cm
Light Requirements

Sun to Partial Shade

Moisture Requirements

Medium, Wet

Soil Requirements

Clay Loam, Loam, Sandy Loam, Clay Loam to Sandy Loam