Nyssa sylvatica

Sour Gum
Sour Gum
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

30-50′ x 15-25′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Yellow, Green

Bloom Time

Summer

Special Features

Attractive Bark, Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Fall Color

Container Sizes

#5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Round

Sunset Garden Zones

2-10, 14-21

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

5

Beautiful deciduous shade tree for a woodland-type landscape setting. Slow to moderate growth 30′-50′ x 15′-25′. Interesting red tinged bark can be dramatic in winter months. Produced messy small bluish-black fruit that attracts birds. Gorgeous fall color – yellow/orange to bright red. Tolerates moist poor draining soil. Does not do well with air pollution.

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