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Featured Tree

Featured Tree

Black Gum- Nyssa sylvatica

Black Gum- Nyssa sylvatica

This native hardwood tree has an incredible tolerance for many soil types. It can be found in wetlands as well as on high ridge tops. Black Gum prefers an acid soil but will tolerate soils around neutral. There are no insect or disease pests of this tree. The main problem is that transplanting can be difficult resulting in limited supply at nurseries. This species should be transplanted in small caliper size. Black Gum is sought out by birds for its grape like fruit and dense branching habit. Fall color is unsurpassed, being a crimson red. Uses are for wetland planting, street trees, park trees. and habitat. This is one native tree that should be used more, due to its adaptability.