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NYSSA sylvatica 'Wisley Bonfire'

Commonly known as Black gum, Pepperidge

Vigorous conical tree with outstanding red autumn colour. Bred at Wisley
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - dark green leaves to 15cm (6in) long, downy beneath when young, with blunt points. Has reliable fiery orange-red autumn colour
  • 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
  • Additional Features - Good to know - very effective near water
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - eastern USA. Garden origin
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape - Broadly conical
20m (66ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

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