Botanical Name Nyssa sylvatica
Common Name Blackgum
Plant Type Tree (native)
Hardiness Zone 3-9
Height 30-50 ft.
Spread 20-30 ft.
Habit excurrent (youth) becoming more decurrent
Exposure full sun to part shade
Bloom Type May-June
Bloom Color greenish white
Flower insignificant
Autumn/Winter Intrest good fall color
Suggested Use specimen, shade
Locations T3
Notes Its flowers provide bees with nectar, its fruit is appealing to birds, and its spectacular purple-red-orange fall foliage is just one more thing to love about this great tree. In addition, black gum has no serious insect or disease problems.
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