Black Gum - Nyssa sylvatica | Pots ready spring & fall

Common name: Black Gum

Scientific name: Nyssa sylvatica

Example mature size: 20 m tall, 7.5 m wide; 66 ft tall, 25 ft wide

Sunlight: Full-sun

Water: Wet

Soil: Loam

Blooms: Green in May

Ontario plant status: Native Tree - Deciduous, Uncommon

Natural habitats: Swamp-wetland

Wildlife benefits: Bees/wasps 🐝, Songbirds 🐦

Points of interest: - Considered naturally rare as only found in low, wet areas of southern Ontario - Brilliant reds and orange fall colours - Tolerates little shade and grows best in rich, acidic soil