Nyssa


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Image Common Name Botanical Name Description  
Blackgum, (Sourgum) Nyssa sylvatica Zones 5-9 Ht. 40-60' Blackgum has green, glossy leaves with dynamic orange to red fall color. It grows in moist well-drained soil in full sun.
Water Tupelo, Tupelo Gum Nyssa aquatica  Zones 6-9 Ht. 50-80' Tupelo Gum is a large aquatic tree. Similar to Blackgum, but with larger leaves and fruit. Wood is used for crates, broom handles, and floors. Bees love the flowers.
Swamp Tupelo/Swamp Blackgum Nyssa biflora Zone 6 Ht. 65-80' A deciduous shade tree that prefers full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained acidic soils. This plant has a beautiful red/burgandy fall color. Fruit color is purple/lavender.
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