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Nyssa sylvatica Firestarter® ('JFS-red')

Firestarter® Sour Gum

  • »  Attracts birds
  • »  Intense fall color
  • »  Easy to grow
  • »  Specimen shade tree

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  • Category:Tree
  • Hardiness Zone:4-9
  • Height:30-40 ft
  • Spread:15-20 ft
  • Foliage Color: Red Shades

Black gum has a straight trunk and narrow, oval crown. Dark green foliage changes to an intense, bright, scarlet color in the fall. Black berries also come out in autumn for birds.Easy to grow. One of the best specimen shade trees around. Spectacular variegated foliage and fall foliage color display.

Great Foliage
Full Sun
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Nyssa sylvatica Firestarter®

Thrives in full sun. Feed yearly with an organic fertilizer. Prune in late winter to remove weak or damaged branches