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NYSSA sinensis

Commonly known as: Chinese tupelo, Sour gum.

A hardy species with red young growth and brilliant red, orange and yellow autumn colour

Mature Size

10m (30ft) tree Average Person
  10m (30ft)

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  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of Origin - central China.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Height - 10m (30ft)
  • Spread - 10m (30ft)
  • Deciduous - oblong to elliptic slenderly tapered leaves to 20cm (8in) long.
  • Tree - sometimes with several stems.
  • Full Sun - shelter from cold, dry wind
  • Partial Shade
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Broadly conical

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