Nyssa sylvatica ‘Wisley Bonfire’ Nyssa

Nyssa

Description: A shapely tree of broadly conical outline, with simple, ovate or elliptic leaves turning brilliant scarlet, orange and yellow in autumn.

History: Named from the well-known tree at RHS Garden Wisley. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Nyssa Growing Tips: Best grown in moist, humus-rich, fertile soils with shelter from cold, dry winds.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 2m

Attributes

  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • S Size: Small
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Replacement prune
  • Autumn colour
  • Relatively trouble-free

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