Black Gum

Black Gum

Common Name: Black Gum
Scientific Name: Nyssa sylvatica
Family: Nyssaceae
Garden Location: Martin Boxwood Garden

 The Black Gum is a large deciduous tree that can grow from 30 to 50 feet in height with a width that can range from 20 to 30 feet. The Black Gum has gorgeous autumn foliage ranging in color from florescent yellow to orange to red to purple. It enjoys full sun and is fire resistant.