Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire' - Wildfire Black Gum - New Growth - Photo courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.

Wildfire Black Gum

Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'

  • Upright, oval to rounded crown
  • Bright red foliage flush in the spring to green by summer
  • Small, non-showy, greenish-white flowers
  • Flowers give way to dark blue, oval fruit
  • Obovate to elliptic leaves are brilliant red becoming dark green in the summer
  • Foliage is a brilliant, scarlet colour in the fall
  • Bloom Time: Spring

ZONE:
4

COLOUR:
White

HEIGHT:
10-15 m

SPREAD:
9-10 m

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An excellent, ornamental, shade tree with two showings of incredible, red colour. This tree is suitable for a wide range of locations, including typically wetter areas.  

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Slow
ATTRIBUTES:
Fall Color
Deciduous
Fruit
FLOWERING TIME:
Spring
HABIT:
Oval
Pyramidal
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green (dark)
Red
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen