The Blackgum tree, Nyssa sylvatica, is also known as the Black Tupelo or Sourgum. The Blackgum tree is considered one of our most beautiful native trees. It is thought of as one of the five best shade trees in America!
The Black tupelo tree makes an excellent specimen tree with its outstanding summer and fall foliage and habit. It is lovely in a naturalized area. The Blackgum has moderate water requirements, and displays a moderate tolerance to salt and alkali soils. It does not tolerate standing water.
This deciduous tree displays a lustrous dark green color in the summer and has outstanding scarlet fall color. The tree appears to glow red in fall because the leaves are thin enough to let light shine through!
The Blackgum tree is pyramidal when young and then opens with age. Some branches are pendulous, and the right-angled branches are attractive in winter.
It is a good street tree that casts light shade. The Blackgum tree is a honey plant for bees and the fruit attracts birds.
* Outstanding fall color
* Great shade tree
* Attracts bees and birds
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Nyssa sylvatica|
|Mature Height||40 - 60 feet|
|Mature Spread||20 - 30 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Flower Color||Not Showy|