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Swamp Tupelo, Black Gum, Swamp Black Gum
Nyssa sylvatica var. biflora


Swamp tupelo sometimes grades into black gum (var. sylvatica) but is distinguished from the latter by its strongly ribbed seeds, the flared, buttressed trunk, and the narrow leaves, which are approximately 3 times as long as they are wide.

Plant Habit or Use: large tree

Exposure: sun partial sun

Flower Color: greenish-yellow

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: hard, oval, strongly ribbed nutlet in drupe

Height: to 120 ft.

Width: to 90 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements: medium

Soil Requirements: acid neutral

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4

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