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PlantFiles: Ogeechee Tupelo
Nyssa ogeche

Family: Nyssaceae
Genus: Nyssa (NY-suh) (Info)
Species: ogeche (o-GEE-chee) (Info)


30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
over 40 ft. (12 m)

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Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

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Other details:
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

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No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral gooley On Jan 31, 2009, gooley from Hawthorne, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

No personal experience. Native of southern Georgia, northern Florida, and into adjacent parts of Alabama and South Carolina. Also called Ogeechee-lime for sour fruits that have been used as substitute for limes and for making preserves. Popular native plant for north Florida: one planted at the University of Florida by one Tom Petty during his stint as a groundskeeper there is now officially the Tom Petty tree (he didn't attend UF, but he was raised in Gainesville). Seems a tough little tree on or near its native turf.


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

Gainesville, Florida

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