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Nyssa sylvatica 'Tupelo Tower™' (WFHI)

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More About Nyssa sylvatica Tupelo Tower™ ('WFHI')

  • Upright, narrow habit
  • Small, non-showy, greenish-white flowers
  • Mainly dioecious: trees are male or female and sometimes both
  • Flowers give way to dark blue, oval fruit, attractive to birds
  • Obovate to elliptic leaves are dark green above and paler below
  • Fall foliage has brilliant shades of scarlet, orange and red
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Zone:

4b

Height:

10-13 m

Spread:

5-6 m

Colour:

White
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Tupelo Tower Black Gum Growing and Maintenance Tips

An excellent, ornamental, shade tree with brilliant, fall colour, and suitable for a wide range of locations, including typically wetter areas. Grows best in a slightly acidic soil. The fruits are technically edible, but quite sour and attractive to birds when they ripen.


Nyssa sylvatica Tupelo Tower™ ('WFHI') Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Slow
Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Columnar
Pyramidal
Tree form
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen