NYSSA sylvatica

Commonly known as Black gum, Pepperidge

Excellent autumn colour, foliage turns scarlet, red and yellow
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Oval, dark-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long.
  • Height
    20m (66ft)
  • Spread
    10m (33ft)
  • Tree
    Often drooping lower branches. Inconspicuous green flowers in early summer
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Partial shade

NYSSA sylvatica

Not available until May 2022 -
Small £16.00 each 
Delivery Information Not available until May 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
Large £65.00 each 
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Place of origin
    Eastern North America.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
    To columnar.
20m (66ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)

Buy Varieties of NYSSA sylvatica

NYSSA sylvatica 'Wisley Bonfire'

NYSSA sylvatica 'Wisley Bonfire'

Black gum, Pepperidge

vigorous conical tree with outstanding red autumn colour. Bred at Wisley

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£45.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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