02 Jun Nyssa sylvatica [Green Gable TM] ‘NSUHH’
Nyssa sylvatica is a great native tree and staple for fall color throughout the Arboretum. Green Gable ™ was selected for its upright pyramidal habit and uniform branching.
The summer foliage is a lustrous deep green turning to classic bright red fall color of a blackgum. The small blue berries produced in the fall are a good food source for birds and mammals.
Nyssa sylvatica does well in moist woodland gardens, a low spot with periodic flooding, or a boggy area. The gardens around the Dwell Hall are attempting to bring the Crum Woods into campus, thus making it an ideal location of Nyssa sylvatica.
Another great planting of Nyssa sylvatica can be found by Mertz Hall. Here in early spring, during the heavy rains, you will find the Nyssa tree wells full of water. During the fall, the walkway is lit up with brilliant red and orange color.
Consider our native Nyssa sylvatica a great specimen tree for the wet corner of your garden.