Nyssa sylvatica var. biflora

swamp black gum, swamp tupelo

Cornaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 60-80 ft    Width: 40 ft
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Hurricane wind resistance, fall color

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Grows naturally in swamps and best planted in moist areas. For moist settings, it is appropriate both as a shade tree and as a fall-color specimen tree in those parts of the state that get good fall cooling.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck)

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Dome swamps, strand swamps. Tolerates extended periods of inundation.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B

Other

Other Comments: Its more upland relative grows well in sandy uplands and is highly similar in appearance. Somewhat slow growing.