Nyssa sylvatica ‘Tupelo Tower’™ (Blackgum)
This Blackgum cultivar has a very upright and columnar growth habit, making it a fantastic choice for tight places in the garden or urban environments. Only grows about 15-20 feet wide when mature with a height of 30-40 feet.
Very dark, shiny green leaves. In autumn, leaves change to brilliant yellows, oranges, reds, and scarlet colors. One of the best native trees for fall color. A deep crimson Blackgum is a sight to behold. Black fruits are devoured by birds as soon as they ripen in early fall.
Notoriously one of the most difficult trees to transplant. However, here at the nursery Blackgum is one of the best plants we grow and transplants readily. Our state of the art growing systems allows us to grow Blackgum with a dense system of fibrous roots, making transplanting a breeze. Will tolerate full sun and part shade.