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Nyssa sylvatica

Nyssa sylvatica

  • Height: 35’
  • Spread: 20’
  • Site characteristics: Light-textured soils; shade-tolerant
  • Zone: 5a - 9a
  • Wet/dry: Tolerates wet sites, intermittent drought
  • Native range: Eastern United States and Midwest
  • Salt: Relatively tolerant
  • pH: 5.5 - 7.0
  • Shape: Pyramidal
  • Other: Bright red fall color
  • Additional: Difficult to transplant: use small sizes, balled and burlaped only; slow to recover from transplanting; transplant in spring
  • Pests: Heart rot can be a problem on occasion

Nyssa Sylvatica Tupelo
Photos: Jesse Saylor, MSU

Nyssa sylvatica leaves and fruit
Photos: Jesse Saylor, MSU

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