Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire' Sold Out For Spring 2021

Wildfire Tupelo

The blazing red new growth of Wildfire Tupelo lights up with two long flushes (long in length and duration!) of red a year. This red color holds up well in the heat - even extreme heat of 100+ temps. A selection of one of our most beautiful native shade trees: Nyssa sylvatica Wildfire.

Category: Medium shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 4 to 9
Foliage: 2-3' of Wildfire Red new growth; when the fire is out leaves turn dark green; expect 2 flushes a year
Fall Color: Red
Flower: Small, pale yellow; inconspicuous
Bark: Smooth when young; blocky like an alligator's hide with age
Texture: Medium
Shape: Pyramidal when young; oval with age
Mature Size: 50' tall by 30' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire' likes moist, well-drained, acid soil
Native Habitat: Eastern US native