Nyssa sylvatica seeds (Blackgum / Black Tupelo)

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Dirr names it to be among the best trees for fall for its consistent vivid fall colours of yellow, orange, red and purple. Contrasting blueberry-ish fruits hang on long stems. Inconspicuous spring flowers are much favoured by bees and the tupelo honey produced is famous (Van Morrison wrote a song).

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Description

An attractive shade tree native to Eastern NA. Dirr names it to be among the best trees for fall for its consistent vivid fall colours of yellow, orange, red and purple. Contrasting blueberry-ish fruits hang on long stems. Its inconspicuous spring flowers are much favoured by bees and the tupelo honey produced is famous (Van Morrison wrote a song). Northern source.

  • Seed Count: 12-15
  • Collection Date: Oct 2021
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Preferred conditions: Full to semi sun; humus rich acidic soil
  • Height and Width: 20m x 10m
  • Germination test type: cut
  • Family: Nyssaceae

How to germinate Nyssa seeds:

Soak seed 24 hours in warm water.  Place seed in resealable baggie containing moist peat moss and cold stratify 30 days at 2-4C.  If direct sowing, use a deep pot, placing seed 1-2cm deep, tamp firm and mulch. Use hardware cloth to protect seed from rodents (they love Nyssa seed).  Once cold stratification period over, give gentle warmth to germinate.  Seedlings are vigorous.  Will germinate in the fridge if kept in cold stratification for a year without warmth.

 

 

 

 

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Weight 12 g

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