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Nyssa sylvatica



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5 gallon Potted - 4-5 ft tall (SKU: 3208)
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List Price $170.00 Per Plant  In Stock

10 gallon Potted - 5-6 ft tall (SKU: 5085)
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List Price $275.00 Per Plant

3 gallon Potted - 4-5 ft tall (SKU: 6025)
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List Price $125.00 Per Plant

Oklahoma Proven

Hardiness Zone: 3-9   ·   Mature Height: 30-50 Feet   ·   Mature Spread: 20-30 Feet

Buy Blackgum online. Blackgum is one of the most beautiful trees native to the southern U.S.. It grows somewhat pyramidal when young with densely set branches and some are pendulous; in maturity the numerous spreading and often horizontal branches from an irregularly rounded or flat-topped crown. It has beautiful, thick dark green leaves in summer changing to fluorescent yellow to orange to scarlet to purple colors in fall. Blackgums are known to be dioecious, which means that male and female flowers are produced on separate plants, however, perfect flowers are also produced in each plant that will aid in fruit production. Multiple trees will aid in the production of fruit, and will fill the need of those looking for trees for birds and nature attraction.

Family: Cornaceae · Common Name: Blackgum

FREE with every plant purchased:

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  • A pre-applied, pre-measured amount of time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for up to one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

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BLACKGUM Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
Bark Type*
Growth Habit*
Large Growing
Upright Growing
Growth Rate*
Leaf Color Fall*
Orange/Brilliant Orange
Red/Brilliant Red
Leaf Color Spring*
Leaf Color Summer*
Leaf Type*
Nature Assets*
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
Preferred Planting Season*
Fall Planting
Spring Planting
Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Propagation Methods*
Season of Interest*
Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Summer/Early Autumn
Exposure (Short)
Full Sun

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BLACKGUM Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips

Nyssa is very easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer.

Interesting Notes About BLACKGUM

.Photos Courtesy of OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and Sooner Plant Farm. Order now, supplies are limited. You will not be billed until tree is shipped.