Nyssa ogeche

Ogeechee tupelo, Ogeechee-lime


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 30-40 ft
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      red,purple
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy fruits, fall color


Recommended Uses: Shade tree. Screen along wetland edges. Street tree for use in parking lots and median strips.
Considerations: Fallen fruits can be mildly messy.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Acidic


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Seeds eaten by birds.
Native Habitats: Stream banks, swamps, pond and lake margins.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


The juice of the fruits is said to make a substitute for limes.