Black Gum


Nyssa sylvatica

Out of Stock for 2023. Please check back in March 2024. 

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

Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Partial Shade

Moisture Requirements

Moist to Wet, Medium, Moist, Wet

Soil Requirements

Clay Loam, Loam, Sandy Loam, Clay Loam to Sandy Loam, Rich in Organic Matter