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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
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - oblong to elliptic slenderly tapered leaves to 20cm (8in) long.
  • Height - 10m (33ft)
  • Spread - 10m (33ft)
  • Tree - sometimes with several stems.
  • 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, dry wind
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none.
  • Place of origin - central China.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • 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 - Autumn -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape - Broadly conical -
10m (33ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

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