Black Gum Nyssa sylvatica


 Height: 30-50’  |  Spread: 20-30’ |    Light: - Moderate to full sun |   Moisture: dry-wet

 Fun Facts: The black gum (or black tupelo) is famously popular with honey producers. While black gums are known to grow in swamps, they are highly adaptable.  


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  • Remember, only PawPaws, Persimmons, and Mixed Oaks allow more than one per household. All other tree varieties are available one each, with a total of three different types per household. If you placed an order that does not follow these guidelines, you will still be able to pickup at least one tree. Example #1: You ordered two Redbuds and one Sweetgum; we provide only one Redbud and one Sweetgum. Example #2: You ordered two PawPaws and one Red Maple, you will receive your exact order.
  • I agree to plant this tree in Baltimore City on my property/with permission from property owner within two weeks of the giveaway date.
  • I understand that by accepting this tree, I agree to allow TreeBaltimore to map and monitor the health of your tree as part of their tree giveaway survive-ability study.
  • This website is intended to provide general information only. Always seek the advice of a health professional before eating any plant matter. Information provided is not designed to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any illness, or injury. Always consult a health care professional or medical doctor when suffering from any health ailment, disease, illness, or injury, or before attempting any traditional or folk remedies. As with any natural product, they can be toxic if misused.

Black Gum