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Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'

Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire' - Wildfire Black Gum - New Growth - Photo courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.

More About Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'

  • Upright, oval to rounded crown
  • Bright red foliage flush in the spring to green by summer
  • Small, non-showy, greenish-white flowers
  • Flowers give way to dark blue, oval fruit
  • Obovate to elliptic leaves are brilliant red becoming dark green in the summer
  • Foliage is a brilliant, scarlet colour in the fall
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Zone:

4

Height:

10-15 m

Spread:

9-10 m

Colour:

White
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Wildfire Black Gum Growing and Maintenance Tips

An excellent, ornamental, shade tree with two showings of incredible, red colour. This tree is suitable for a wide range of locations, including typically wetter areas.  


Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Pyramidal
Oval

Foliage Color

Red
Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Specimen

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