Nyssa sylvatica Marsh
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Spring 2023 Shipping Season
Spring shipping is coming to an end. Please place your order by Friday, May 5th to still receive this Spring. Orders placed after this date will ship in the Fall.
Plant Zones 9-8: Late January-February
Plant Zones 8-7: February-March
Plant Zones 6-5: April– early May
For more information see the Ordering & Shipping section below.
Blackgum grows from Maine west to New York, extreme southern Ontario, central Michigan, Illinois, central Missouri, and south to central Florida.
Black bears, foxes, wood ducks, wild turkeys, robins, woodpeckers, mockingbirds, brown thrashers, thrushes, flickers, and starlings frequently eat the fruit, while white-tailed deer and beavers browse the twigs, foliage and young sprouts. Additionally, provides cavity and nesting sites for a variety of birds and mammals and a good honey tree.
|Height||30' - 75'|
|Spread||20' - 35'|
|Tree Form||Modified Leader|
|USDA Zone||4 - 9|
|Blooms||May - July|
|Drops Fruit or Nuts||N/A|
|Soil pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Light requirements||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Spacing||30 - 40'|
|Pruning||Light annual pruning as needed.|
|Fertilization||Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.|
|Watering||Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.|
At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. All of our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting.
In Spring we ship bare-root, dormant trees. All plants are dipped in a root gel before shipping and wrapped in plastic to retain moisture.
Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.
Size shipped: 8 – 24 inches
For more information, visit our Ordering & Shipping Page.