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Swamp Black Gum, Swamp Tupelo
Also known as Nyssa sylvatica var. biflora
|Size:||60-80 ft tall by 40 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Fall color, Hurricane wind resistance|
|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:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Organic material (muck), Sand|
Seeds eaten by birds.
Pollinated by bees.
|Native Habitats:||Dome swamps, strand swamps. Tolerates extended periods of inundation.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|General Comments:||Its more upland relative, Nyssa sylvatica var. sylvatica, grows well in sandy uplands and is highly similar in appearance. Somewhat slow growing.|