Audubon® Native Black Gum

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SKU
10004527

The National Audubon Society line of native plants and trees have been specifically selected to help birds and wildlife in your area! The Audubon® Native Black Gum Tree (Nyssa sylvatica) is one of our most beautiful native trees! With nicknames such as Sour Gum and Tupelo, this majestic specimen is often used as a  Shade Tree, street tree, or for Tupelo honey!

Featuring clusters of tiny, light greenish-white flowers that bloom for months in springtime, the beneficial pollinators appreciate reliable nectar. Ornamentals like these appear to glow in the fall when light shines through the colorful leaves. The airy, pendulous branch structure, lovely form and textured bark have tremendous visual interest!

The long leaves are glossy dark green on top and pale beneath. They'll flash and wave in the breeze, creating a restful experience. Birds too bask in the shade of this wildlife resource and eat the fruit! Cooler fall temperatures bring an incredible color display, turning a burnished mix of brilliant scarlet, purple, orange and yellow!

Planting and Application:

Caterpillar host plants that call pollinators to your garden and their larvae feed your local songbird population and their chicks! Fall brings small fruit that birds feast on to be ready for winter! This Pollinator-Friendly choice helps homesteaders and edible landscapers boost yields from their victory gardens and backyard orchards.

Robins, Woodpeckers, Bluebirds, Flickers, Waxwing Nuthatch and many others raise their chicks and find shelter in the broad limbs! The fall fruit also help fatten migrating and wintering birds up for the cold winter months!

  • Caterpillar Host Plant - Black & White Hebrew Moth and More
  • Small Fall Fruit Feeds Songbirds
  • Excellent Nectar-Resource for Pollinators
  • Tiny Clusters of Flowers Bloom for Months
  • Great Fall Color Trees

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Black Gum tolerates light shade and does well in full sun too. Reaching an impressive 30-50 ft. tall and 20-30 ft. in width, Gum trees have Large Root Systems so learn about proper placement before planting.

  • Full Sun & Tolerates Light Shade
  • Acidic Moist, Well-Drained
  • Long Taproots are Drought Resistant
  • Disease & Pest Resistant

Audubon® Native Black Gum Tree will stand tall and proud for hundreds of years, so plant this legacy tree where it can live out a long, glorious life with plenty of room. Get a spectacular native tree today to support diversity in your landscape by ordering from NatureHills.com!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
Color Zone Times
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native Black Gum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Nyssa sylvatica
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 40 - 60 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 30 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Orange, Red, Pink
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes