Botanical Name: Nyssa sylvatica
Common Name: Tupelo
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Height: 30-50' Spread 25-30' Habit/Form: Pyramidal Growth Rate: Slow to medium Zone: 4-9
Cultural Requirements: Found naturally growing on above streams slopes Best in full sun; in moist, well-drained soils; prefers slightly acidic soil, can develop chlorotic (yellowing) leaves in high pH soils; spring transplant; tolerant of dry soil once established; salt tolerant.
Ornamental Characteristics: Native to the Midwest; distinct horizontal branching; dark leathery green foliage changes to a brilliant red and orange in fall; small dark purple fruit on female trees only.
Use in the Landscape: Specimen tree; natural areas; street tree in residential areas
Aerial Salt Tolerance: Moderate degree of salt tolerance; use in low salt areas
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