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Nyssa sylvatica
Synonyms: N. sylvatica var. caroliniana

Common Name(s): Black tupelo; black gum
Family: Cornaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 140
Precipitation: 40 to 60 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -18° (F)
Soil pH: 4.5 to 6
Soil Texture/Type: Loams and clay loams; medium and coarse
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity: Shade tolerant
Eastern US, west to the prairie. Illinois timber crop.
Phytothora, Cercospora, Rust
Environ. - ornamental, Environ. - shade/shelt, Material - wood


Geographical Origin:
North America, Mesoamerica
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