Nyssa sylvatica ‘Wildfire’ (Blackgum)
Blackgum is one of our most elegant native trees. Growing 30-50 feet in height, Blackgum trees have the appearance of Pin Oak when young before maturing to a spreading canopy.
This cultivar is bred for its amazing leaf color! In the spring leaves emerge as orange red before maturing to very dark, shiny green leaves in summer. In autumn, leaves change to shades of orange and scarlet, making it appear that the tree is on fire! One of the best trees in our inventory for fall color.
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.