Blackgum (Nyssa Sylvatica) 10 seeds (#49)

Sour gum or black tupelo is an irregular growing deciduous tree native to eastern North America. The green oval leaves are usually wider at the tip than at the base and turn bright red in the fall, often with leaves sporadically changing yellow or orange i late summer. Sour gum is unique in that although different sexed flowers appear on separate trees, male trees may also set some fruits which resemble small bluish-black olives. Birds relish these fruits but they can be quite messy on decks and driveways. The flowers are an excellent nectar source for bees.
Sour gum is difficult to transplant because of its deep taproot. Therefore, plant this tree from containers when young and allow it to establish. It likes deep, moist, acidic, well drained soils but can tolerate poor drainage and drought. It has been found to be happily growing in fairly compact urban soils, as well along lakes and streams. This makes a lovely specimen shade tree, but is even more dynamic when planted in small clusters. (source:learn2grow.com)

Genus - Nyssa
Species - Sylvatica
Common name - Blackgum
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 8
Height - 50'-70' / 15 - 21(60) m
Spread - 25'-35' / 7 - 10(30) m
Plant type - Tree
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Slow
Soil PH - Acidic
Soil type - Clay, Loam, Well Drained
Water requirements - Average Water
Landscape uses - Feature Plant, Shade Trees, Street Trees
Bloom season - Summer
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Yellow Green

GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
1. Soak in water for 24 hours.
2. Cold stratify for 90 days.
3. Fill a ~8-12 cm (3-5") deep seed-starting tray with a mixture of equal parts sterile seed-starting mix and coarse, clean sand. Seed-starting flats are commonly made of plastic materials and are sold at home and garden stores. Use a flat that has drainage holes in the bottom.
4. Plant the seeds 6 mm (1/4") deep and 5 cm (2") apart in the seed-starting mix. Smooth the soil over the seeds. Place the tray in a water bath that comes about halfway up the side of the tray. Leave the tray in the water until the soil at the top of the seed tray is damp.
5. Place the seed tray where the temperature is between +23-+29C (75-85F). Bright, filtered, indirect light is ideal for germinating gum tree seeds.
6. Transplant the seedlings into individual pots when the seedlings have two leaves. Fill 20 cm (8") pots with potting soil in preparation for transplanting.

Blackgum (Nyssa Sylvatica) 10 seeds (#49)

  • Views: 5228
  • Product Code: #49
  • Reward Points:
  • Availability: 2
  • 1.49€
  • Ex Tax: 1.49€
  • Reward Points: 0

Tags: Seeds, Trees, Deciduous, Erosion-Control, Slow-Grower, Medium, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Average-Hardy, Average-Hardy, Warm-Climate-Zones, Sow-January, Sow-February, Sow-Marth, Sow-April, Sow-December

African Daisy (Osteospermum ecklonis white) 20 seeds (#1771) -30%
Perfect for adding banks of color to gardens or naturalistic settings, Osteospermum has substantial ..
1.25€ 0.88€
Ex Tax: 0.88€
American Angelica Tree (Aralia Spinosa) 50 seeds (#151) -30%
The textural quality of this eastern native's stems and foliage is superb. During winter, a circ..
0.69€ 0.48€
Ex Tax: 0.48€
American Elderberry (Sambucus Canadensis) 50 seeds (#150) -30%
This eastern North American cousin of black elderberry is a medium to large, fast-growing, decid..
0.69€ 0.48€
Ex Tax: 0.48€
Amur Maple (Acer Ginnala) 30 seeds (#176) -22%
Sometimes listed as Acer tataricum, Amur maple is a small, low-branched, deciduous tree native t..
0.69€ 0.54€
Ex Tax: 0.54€
Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus Umbellata) 20 seeds (#157) -19%
Though native to China, Korea and Japan, autumn olive has become naturalized across all of easte..
0.69€ 0.56€
Ex Tax: 0.56€
Basil Lemon (Ocimum Basilicum Minette) 300 seeds (#1718) -35%
A dwarf, small leaved basil with lots of flavour.The traditional ingredient in pizzas, but just ..
1.35€ 0.88€
Ex Tax: 0.88€
Bears Breeches (Acanthus Mollis) 10 seeds (#1418) -29%
This interesting Old World perennial has a coarse upright habit that adds texture to sunny garde..
1.99€ 1.42€
Ex Tax: 1.42€
Beefsteak Plant (Perilla Frutescens) 60 seeds (#1472) -29%
Approximately 60 seeds in 0,2g packet.Grown for its attractive, aromatic, edible leaves, this an..
0.95€ 0.67€
Ex Tax: 0.67€
Black Cherry (Prunus Serotina) 30 seeds (#98) -25%
The largest of the cherries, this fast-growing, medium to large deciduous tree is valued not onl..
0.75€ 0.56€
Ex Tax: 0.56€
Black Locust (Robinia Pseudoacacia) 20 seeds (#32) -25%
Though pretty and fast-growing, black locust is weak-wooded, short-lived and generally weedy. It..
0.89€ 0.67€
Ex Tax: 0.67€
Giant Hyssop (Agastache Foeniculum Blue&White Mix) 200 seeds (#885) New
Lovely flower spikes with aromatic foliageAn attractive mix of blue and white flower spikes nest..
1.35€
Ex Tax: 1.35€
Blue Passion Flower (Passiflora Caerulea) 20 seeds (#1684) New
Passionflower is a fast-growing evergreen climber from South America. The flowers emerge in summ..
0.99€
Ex Tax: 0.99€
Campion (Lychnis Coronaria mix) 100 seeds (#1704) New
Campion is a short-lived perennial native to southeastern Europe. It is grown for its old-fashio..
1.09€
Ex Tax: 1.09€
Sweet William (Dianthus Barbatus Electron mix) 200 seeds (#1711) New
This flower grows up to 60 cm tall and features small flowers held in dense, flat-topped termina..
1.39€
Ex Tax: 1.39€
Zinnia Old Mexico (Zinnia Haageana) 150 seeds (#1648) New
Zinnia Old Mexico - beautiful variety with mahagony brown, orange or yellow flowers. These are p..
1.39€
Ex Tax: 1.39€
Mealycup sage (Salvia Farinacea Blue & White mix) 250 seeds (#1080) New
This perennial (Widely grown as an annual, in cooler climates) forms a shrubby upright clump 60 ..
1.25€
Ex Tax: 1.25€

Small, pretty white blossoms in spring, orangey fall color and dark purplish-black berries make ..
0.85€
Ex Tax: 0.85€
Prairie rose is a spreading, Missouri-native shrub (to 4' tall) or climber (to 15' tall with sup..
1.09€
Ex Tax: 1.09€
This plant is easy to grow and drought-tolerant. Its swollen base stores water, so occasional la..
1.29€
Ex Tax: 1.29€
Native to Korea and Russia, this linden is a medium sized shade tree that typically grows up to ..
0.89€
Ex Tax: 0.89€
Fall color and striped bark (particularly in winter) are attractive. Perhaps best for woodland g..
0.79€
Ex Tax: 0.79€