Common Name: Black Gum
Scientific Name: Nyssa sylvatica
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.