Nyssa sylvatica var. biflora

swamp black gum, swamp tupelo


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 60-80 ft    Width: 40 ft
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Hurricane wind resistance, fall color


Recommended Uses: Grows naturally in swamps and best planted in moist areas. For moist settings, it is appropriate both as a shade tree and as a fall-color specimen tree in those parts of the state that get good fall cooling.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck)


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Dome swamps, strand swamps. Tolerates extended periods of inundation.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Its more upland relative grows well in sandy uplands and is highly similar in appearance. Somewhat slow growing.