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Nyssa sinensis /Chinese Tupelo

Nyssa sinensis  / Nyssa sinensis
Handsome autumn color of the Chinese tupelo foliage
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Handsome autumn color of the Chinese tupelo foliage

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Scientific Name: Nyssa sinensis
Common Name: Chinese Tupelo
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Autumn Color
Comments: In spring the new leaves emerge as a bronze-purple, turn green during the growing season and are orange to red in autumn. It grows well in marginal soils that are too wet for most other tree species. It does well as a street tree and is suitable in landscapes where a small to medium sized tree is needed. The small flowers are seldom seen.