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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
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Swamp Black Gum, Swamp Tupelo
Also known as Nyssa sylvatica var. biflora
|60-80 ft tall by 40 ft wide
|Deciduous. Blooms in spring. Fruits ripen in fall.
|Dome swamps, strand swamps. Tolerates extended periods of inundation.
|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.
|Full Sun, Part Shade
always floodedextremely dry
|Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:
|Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
|Salt Spray Tolerance:
|Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
|Organic material (muck), Sand
Fruite eaten by birds and small to medium sized animals.
Pollinated by bees.