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Forest Fire™ Black Gum Nyssa

Forest Fire™ Black Gum

Nyssa sylvatica 'The James' PP29473

Vigorous selection of native Blackgum that boasts an excellent branching habit when young, creating an early attractive silhouette. Matures at 50 feet tall and 25 feet wide. Glossy, medium green foliage explodes into fiery red in the fall.

Exposure:
Sun
Height:
50 ft
Spread:
25 ft
USDA Zone:
5
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: