Nyssa sylvatica 'NSUHH’ PP2,951

Green Gable™ Black Gum

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Green Gable Black Gum is a slow-growing pyramidal deciduous tree that is native to the south east.  The lightly toothed shiny dark green foliage turns brilliant orange and reds in fall.  Though dioecious there are often perfect flowers as well, which are clusters a small non-showy greenish-white.  Excellent source of nectar for pollinators. Flowers give way to blue-black berries in fall.  Best grown in part sun and well-drained soils.  

Type: 

Tree

Height: 

45’-50’

Spread: 

30’-35’

Spacing: 

30’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4-8

Culture: 

Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest:

Spring, Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Scale, rust, canker, and leaf spots can be occasional problems.  Can tolerate both standing water and some drought.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized Areas, Shade Tree, Privacy Screenand Bog Gardens. 

COMPANION PLANTS: Bald Cypress, Swamp Oak, Swamp Rosemallow

Image:  Photo by denisbinBlack Gum

 

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