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  • Green Gable™ Black Gum Tree for Sale

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Green Gable™ Black Gum Tree

Nyssa sylvatica 'NSUHH' PP# 22,951


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Green Gable™ Black Gum Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Green Gable™ Black Gum Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 3-9
(hardy down to -30℉)

Growing Zones 3-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

30-50 ft.

Mature Width:

20-30 ft.



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Botanical Name:

Nyssa sylvatica 'NSUHH' PP# 22,951

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A Stunning And Adaptable Tree Your Family Will Have For Generations

The most remarkable feature is the fiery red leaves in autumn. Without a doubt, you'll love your Green Gable Black Gum's vibrant scarlet red leaves that appear in autumn. This tree is famous for its stunning fall colors. Placing a Green Gable in your yard will heighten the nostalgic, fresh and comforting feelings of autumn.

The fall isn't the only time this tree turns heads. In the summer and spring, the Green Gable Black Gum produces extraordinary dark green leaves. The leaves are very glossy and are mesmerizing when they reflect the sunlight.

You won't be the only one mesmerized by the tree. Wildlife adore the Green Gable Black Gum. In fact, this tree is sometimes known as Tupelo. It's the tree where bees begin the process of making their prized Tupelo honey.

The Green Gable Black Gum is stunning, even in the winter. Many black gums don't look spectacular in the winter. The Green Gable is definitely an exception. The tree grows in a uniform, pyramid shape that looks incredible as a winter silhouette.

Your family will enjoy this tree for generations to come. Many Green Gable Black Gums live up to 250 years. Imagine the centuries of memories your family can make playing under the shade of this remarkable tree.

Enjoy the Green Gable, no matter where you live. The Green Gable Black Gum is tolerant of nearly every condition. From the dry, high altitude land of cold mountains to the deep, humid and hot swamps of the deep south, the Green Gable thrives. You don't have to worry about this tree being fragile. It will stand proud and strong in your landscape. 

This tree is as low maintenance as you can get. The Green Gable takes hardly any work at all. Plant it on the low spot in your yard where nothing else seems to thrive or plant it anywhere and then just watch it grow. Unlike other Black Gum trees, the Green Gable is actually resistant to the harmless, but ugly, leaf spot disease. Your family will enjoy the shade, comfort and beauty of this tree without having to worry about the hassle of high-maintenance.

There's no reason not to get this tree. It will add stunning aesthetic value to your landscape, no matter where you live. You'll never have to worry about it; you'll only enjoy it. Generations from now, your family will marvel at the beautiful tree you planted. You simply can't wait to begin your lifelong journey with this hardy, gorgeous tree.

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Customer Reviews

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Great little tree
The tree was absolutely perfect. Beautiful shape. Leaves were turning a lovely red. Very happy and pleasantly surprised.
November 29, 2018
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
Green Gable Black Gum Tree
We love our new Green Gable Black Gum tree. It is beautiful and it’s only been planted for one month. We planted it middle of September 2018. We can’t wait to see how it looks mect summer. Our neighbor has a full grown Green Gable and it’s the most beautiful tree I’ve ever seen.
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Green Gable Black Gum tree
October 20, 2018
4 months ago
The mere fact that this tree is offered deserves 5 stars
Cultivars of Black Gum trees are surprisingly hard to find. Green Gable is a really nice variety and I am overall very happy with my purchase.

Of course, my experience wasn't ideal, but it was probably what I should have expected when buying trees online. I bought two, both of which arrived in a single 6' x 1' box. Both are very scrawny and sad looking, essentially 6-7 foot tall sticks. One had its leader pruned at off the top, which isn't great, but I guess is not the end of the world.

Both also arrived with very tired-looking leaves, full of holes, and some turning red. I immediately planted my trees upon arrival, and within a week, they started looking much healthier. Assuming they survive this winter, I think they will do very well long-term.

If you can't find a black gum tree locally, this is your next best option. They're beautiful trees and I'm grateful fast-growing-trees carries them. Potted trees/plants are always better options than bareroot.
July 17, 2018
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
Unique Tree
We had trouble locating this tree anywhere! It arrived promptly and in good condition! We planted it using the fertilizer and it has really taken off. Very pleased with this purchase!
June 14, 2018
8 months ago
My Green Gable Black Gum trees arrived in perfect shape. Well packed, fully leafed out. Problem was that here in Wisconsin, none of our trees had leafed out yet. To make matters worse, we got down to 28 degrees the night they arrive. Brought them inside and babied them for a couple days. Once planted they never dropped a leaf. I will definitely buy from you again. Thanks.
May 31, 2018
Growing Zone:
Beautiful but small
A healthy tree, very small, but it will grow. I recommend this beauty of a specimen to add to your yard.
May 18, 2018
gainesville, VA
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Less than thrilled.
It looked ok coming out of the box, although I was disappointed that the leader had been cut. Also, the side branches are pretty spindley. Since arrival, it has lost most of it's leaves and the few branches it has seem to be becoming brittle. I planted it carefully, amended the soil, and have watered it regularly (but not too much). It has been an unusually cold spring in the northeast, and I'm hoping that it recovers. Right now it looks like it has about a 15% chance of survival.
May 14, 2018
9 months ago
Gorgeous, Healthy
The tree, by far, exceeded my expectations. Stunning, healthy, closer to six feet than five. Buy this tree!
October 15, 2017

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Green Gable™ Black Gum Tree

Green Gable™ Black Gum Tree Planting Diretions

Planting Instructions: The most important thing to know about the Green Gable Black Gum is that is must be planted in acidic soil. If your soil's PH is high, add composted pine or oak leaves. The Green Gable will not thrive in soils that are too alkaline. Otherwise, the Green Gable is extremely resilient. It will need a lot of sunshine to develop a solid root system, so find a place in your yard that gets plenty of sun. You may need to stake up small, young trees if you live in a very windy area. If you want to deter wildlife, you can build a fence around the mature tree canopy (20' or so). The Green Gable loves moisture, but prefers well-drained soil. Your tree will thrive amongst other vegetation or by rivers, lakes and streams. You can add mulch around the base of the tree for better water retention, but avoid getting too close to the trunk.


Watering: During the first few weeks, water your tree twice a week for 45 minutes. After that you can stick to only watering during dry spells using the same method of deeply watering for 45 minutes or using drip irrigation for 90 minutes.


Fertilization: You don’t need to fertilize your tree, but as it matures, you may want to increase its growth and production. If you do, add a slow-release formula around the base of the tree. You'll need to extend 2 feet beyond the tree canopy to saturate the roots. The rule of thumb is to use 2 cups of fertilizer for every 1 inch of diameter of the trunk.


Pruning: You can prune your tree in the winter if you like. Removing the lower branches will make it easier to stand under the tree for shade in the summer.


Pests: There should not be any pests on your Green Gable. To ensure your tree stays healthy, rake up the fallen leaves in the autumn to prevent any infestations.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
beautiful summer/fall color. Pyramidal shape.
Elaine A on Oct 22, 2018
Pretty and need a shade tree for chickens, ducks, and geese flocks.
Cassandra L on Jun 3, 2018
beautiful summer/fall color. Pyramidal shape.
Elaine A on Oct 22, 2018
Fall color
Anthony D on Jun 4, 2018
Pretty and need a shade tree for chickens, ducks, and geese flocks.
Cassandra L on Jun 3, 2018
red fall foliage
Paul F on May 12, 2018
I wanted a tree that has good wind resistance as it has a tap root to anchor it more solidly to the ground, isn't too large for my 1/3 acre yard, has beautiful fall foliage, and is a good source of food and shelter for birds and other wildlife.
Robert B on Apr 19, 2018
I enjoy colorful fall time leaves and it brings wildlife to my yard.
Peters C on Apr 15, 2018
After much research, this tree provides a excellent source of pollen and necter for my 🐝's.
Marlon T on Feb 13, 2018
James K on Dec 18, 2017
The autumn color is spectacular.
JR D on Oct 29, 2017
Fall color
Anthony D on Jun 4, 2018
red fall foliage
Paul F on May 12, 2018
Does the black gum litter little gum balls everywhere?
karen t on Oct 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No they do not have the gumballs.
Can this still be planted this year (November) in zone 5 or should I wait until spring?
BradD on Nov 1, 2018
Is it deer resistant?
Diana G on Jul 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No - not unless you spray it with some type of deer repellent - the tree put on some beautiful new leaves and the deer ate every one of them - luckily, other leaves sprouted out but they’re not as big and shiny green as the first ones - I touch it up with a little spray every now and then; it seems to work
Is it drought/cold resistant?
Diana G on Jul 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is. We purchased one of these trees and it’s the focal point of our yard. We have neighbors frequently stop & ask what kind of tree it is.
How much will this tree grow in a year?
Alan C on Dec 14, 2018

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