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Fire Master™ Black Gum Nyssa

Fire Master™ Black Gum

Nyssa sylvatica 'PRP1' PPAF

A native tree with upright, pyramidal branching. Will grow 50 to 60 feet tall and 25 feet wide. New foliage growth is a bright red, turning dark green during summer and then fiery red in fall.

Exposure:
Sun
Height:
50-60 ft
Spread:
20-25 ft
USDA Zone:
4
Characteristics:
Key Features:
Fall Color
Drought Tolerant
Growth Rate:
Slow
Habit:
Upright
Foliage Color:
Green
Red
Interest:
Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses:
Yard Tree
Specimen
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

For new plantings, dig a hole one and a half times wider than the plant's container; place plant in hole, keeping the top of the root ball ground level; and back fill with dirt. Water thoroughly and then mulch around the base to conserve moisture and reduce weeds. New plantings require more frequent watering than established plants. Wind, temperature and soil are factors to consider in watering. Feed plants in early spring and again in early fall with an all-purpose fertilizer, following label instructions.

Companion Plants: