Nyssa sylvatica Nyssa

Nyssa

Tupelo Tree

Description: A handsome tree with oval, glossy green leaves which are dark green above and blue green underneath, turning rich scarlet, orange and yellow colours in autumn. It has a columnar habit and will tolerate semi-shade. Several known forms such as Nyssa sylvatica ‘Sheffield’ are worth planting.

History: Introduced to the Netherlands from eastern North America approximately 1747 and added to many European gardens over the following centuries.

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

Height and Spread (after 20 years): 5m x 4m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Do not prune
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • M Size: Medium
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Autumn colour
  • Open space planting

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Nyssa sinensis ‘Inferno’

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Nyssa sylvatica ‘Sheffield Park’

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Fantastic orange-red autumn colours start showing earlier than other Nyssa.

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