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Black Gum for sale

Black Gum

Black Gum

Nyssa sylvatica


Black Gum is a slow-growing ornamental shade tree with a dense pyramidal shape. The foliage is dark green in the summer, and transitions to bright fall colours which include red, orange, purple, and gold. It is commonly used as an ornamental tree in parks and large gardens as a specimen or shade tree.

The small greenish white flowers provide nectar for bees and black tupelo honey is a sought after flavour. The small dark blue fruits which ripen in late summer will attract birds and other animals to your yard. The fruits are edible, but very sour, and are primarily used for pies, flavouring, and drinks. Plant the Black Gum where it will live long-term, as it has a large taproot and does not transplant well.


Black Gum- 1 Year Old

Black Gum- 1 Year Old

Greenhouse-grown from seed, sorted for height and form.

Stock Type: 2x5in Plug
Age: 1 year (1+0)
Size: 25-68 cm (10-27")

Heights are quite variable

Black Gum - 1 Year Old
Bundle of 2
SAVE 15% (was $16.99)
Black Gum - 1 Year Old
Part Box of 10
SAVE 17% (was $14.99)


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Zone: 3a
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: purple, orange, yellow, red
Berries: dark blue
Flavor: sour
Harvest: september to october
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium

Other names: black tupelo, pepperidge tree, sour gum, tupelo

Tags: All Items, Deciduous Trees, Native Alberta Plants, Native North America Plants, NEW, Ornamental Trees, Shade Trees, Wildlife Attracting

Ships to Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes

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