Nyssa sylvatica


Common Name: black gum
Plant Type:Tree
Light (original): sun to light shade
Light Requirements: Sun, Part Sun
Height:30 to 60 feet
Width:20 to 35 feet
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:N/A
Soil Type:moist to wet
Soil Moisture:Mesic, Wet
Seed Ripens:fall
USDA Zones:5 to 9
Flower Colour:green
Bloom Time:spring
Comments:Bluish black fruit attracts birds. Fall color can be spectacular. Good honey plant.
Germination:Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90-140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F.
Seed will not germinate in presence of chemical inhibitors.
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Picture Copyright: John Oyston