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Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica 0393.966) #15 6'

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One of the most spectacular and reliable fall coloring trees, turning brilliant shades of red and orange, and a very neat, pyramidal habit of growth; very particular about its growing conditions, needs organic, acidic soils, intolerant of urban pollution

Ornamental Features:

Black Gum has forest green foliage throughout the season. The glossy pointy leaves turn an outstanding crimson in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The furrowed black bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes:

Black Gum is a deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Black Gum is recommended for the following landscape applications;