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Wildfire Black Tupelo

Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'

Description:
A colorful tree all year long. The new growth is bronzy red before turning glossy green. Fall color is a mélange of red, orange, and yellow. Add to that the consistent form and adaptable performance and you have one remarkable tree.

Power Line Approved: No

Min. street tree planting width: 6 feet

Mature Height: 45 feet

Mature Spread: 25 feet

Tree Shape: Pyramid to oval

Where to Plant:
Great tree for your yard or in a planting strip with no overhead power lines.

Leaves:
New leaves emerge red and turn glossy green. Red, orange, and yellow fall color

Fruit:
Seedless

Preferred Site Conditions:
Full sun to light shade. Adaptable to a wide range of soils.

Potential Problems:
No serious insect or disease problems.

Minimum Planting Distances:

  • 15 feet from house or building
  • 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
  • 5 feet from underground utility lines
  • 10 feet from power poles
  • 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
  • 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
  • 30 feet from street intersections

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