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Wildfire Black Gum

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NYSYWI
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SKU:
NYSYWI
Weight:
2.00 LBS
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50 feet
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30 feet
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Full Sun, Partial Shade
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Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'
Attracts:
Birds
Evergreen/Deciduous:
Deciduous
Family:
Black Gum
Foliage Color:
Green
Genus:
Nyssa
Growth Rate:
Slow
Hardiness Zone:
4a
Landscape Uses:
Accent, Shade, Specimen
Mature Height:
50 feet
Mature Width:
30 feet
Native:
Native
Prune Time:
Late Winter Pruning
Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs:
Average to Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-28|Attracts:
Birds
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Accent, Shade, Specimen

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Product Overview

Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'
A glorious native variety producing bold red new foliage that matures to dark green, then a fiery scarlet in fall; a neat, pyramidal habit of growth when young; needs moist, organic, acidic soils, intolerant of urban pollution

Wildfire 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.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Wildfire Black Gum is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent

Features

Wildfire Black Gum has forest green foliage which emerges red in spring. 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.

Planting & Growing

Wildfire Black Gum will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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