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Order: Cornales
   Family: Nyssaceae
            Genus: Nyssa
                        Specie: aquatica

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Wet soil

Features: Green leaves, downy beneath; purple-blue fruit

Uses: Damp sites Tree for large landscapes Parks

Zones: 5-10

Description: Native to southeastern USA, this species is becoming rare both in the wild and in cultivation. It is a medium-sized tree to 50 ft (15 m) tall by about 15 ft (4.5 m) wide with erect stems and a dome-shaped crown. The leaves are ovate-oblong and downy on th

Growth Habit: Pyramidal habit with erect stems


Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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