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Black gum

Nyssa sylvatica 'Tupelo'

Also known as

Sour gum, Black tupelo, Pepperidge

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30m

Max

13m

10m

Min

10m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Black gum Overview

The foliage is produced in ranges from deep scarlet to luminous orange and yellow. The leaves are glossy green and between 2-5 inches. The flowers are insignificant, but the fruit is small bluish black and olive-shaped.

How to propagate Black gum

Cuttings

You can propagate from cuttings in the summer or from seed in autumn.

Seed

Other uses of Black gum

Foliage, shade, ornamental, specimen. Autumn interest.