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PlantFiles: Swamp Tupelo
Nyssa biflora

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Family: Nyssaceae
Genus: Nyssa (NY-suh) (Info)
Species: biflora (by-FLOR-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Nyssa sylvatica var. biflora

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Category:
Trees

Height:
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive TREEHUGR On Dec 2, 2004, TREEHUGR from Now in Orlando, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Even way down here you can expect that scarlet color in the fall/winter and down here what's nice is that the leaves turn at the same time but it only lasted a week. I had a couple in a shady spot and they have already called it a night. There is apparently some confusion about nyssa sylvatica (tupelo/black gum) vs. nyssa sylvatica var. biflora (swamp tupelo) but I think some of the images for black gum are actually bifloras if you compare them against photos in other official sources.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Miccosukee Cpo, Florida
Odessa, Florida
Port Saint Lucie, Florida



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