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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil

Features: Glossy dark green leaves, paler beneath, turn orange, scarlet and crimson in autumn

Uses: Specimen tree Autumn color Winter silhouette

Zones: 3-10

Description: Native to North America, from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, this is a medium-sized deciduous tree to about 50 ft (15 m) in height with an erect trunk and predominantly horizontal branches. It thrives in wet marshy conditions. The smooth-edged leaves are s

Growth Habit: Upright with horizontal branches


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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