Nyssa sylvatica 'Green Gable™' Black Gum or Black Tupelo
Black Gum or Black Tupelo Nyssa sylvatica 'Green Gable™'
‘Green Gable’ has an upright, pyramidal shape, quite unusual for Nyssa. This amazing selection still has the glossy foliage and outstanding fall color that we love but, now in a more manageable size. The flowers bloom in May and June. The flowers aren’t very showy but their nectar attracts multitudes of pollinators, like honey bees that make the famous tupelo honey. The fruit matures to dark blue and is relished by birds and other wildlife. They prefer full sun to part shade in moist, acidic, humus rich soil. They can even tolerate wet sites and may be used in rain gardens.
Outstanding pollinator plant
Birds relish the fruit
Tolerant of wet site
Glossy foliage, amazing fall color
Beautiful upright habit, unusual for Nyssa
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Genus name comes from Nysa or Nyssa, one of the water nymphs.
Prefers moist, slightly acidic soil. Could be used in a rain garden.