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Wildfire Black Gum Tree Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'

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Product Details

Mature Height: 40-60 ft.
Mature Width: 30-40 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Fast
Botanical Name: Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-9 outdoors
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      4-9 outdoors

Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -20℉)

Product Description

Brilliant Red Leaves, Even in Spring

Why Wildfire Black Gum Trees?

Delivering reddish-pink growth in spring in rich green in summer, the Wildfire Black Gum is known for its show of color. You might be used to the fiery autumnal colors that Black Gums are famous for, but the Wildfire Black Gum Tree doesn't just bring those colors to the fall. At the dawn of spring, when the world lights up in green, the Wildfire Black Gum stands out with deep ruby red leaves.

Expect brilliant colors in the fall, too. You'll get crimson, orange, and even purple leaves growing on this tree. The mesmerizing variety of colors can appear on one single tree, so this Black Gum will always surprise you with an assortment of the familiar, nostalgic colors of autumn.

And despite its size, its roots won't destroy your driveway. Unlike other large trees, you don't have to worry about the Wildfire Black Gum's roots taking over your entire property. This tree's roots grow deep into the ground and won't ruin your beautiful landscaping or crack your sidewalks and driveway. Plus, many Wildfire Black Gums live for more than 70 years. Imagine the memories your family can make playing under the shade of this remarkable tree.

Why is Better

You'll enjoy the Wildfire, no matter where you live. The Wildfire 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 Wildfire thrives. You don't have to worry about this tree being fragile.

But the best part? Because we've planted, grown and nurtured your Wildfire Black Gum, long before shipping, you get the best of the best. We've done the hard work at the nursery to deliver a healthy root system and easy, carefree benefits to your need to visit your local big box.

So, try a lifelong journey with this hardy, gorgeous tree. Get your own Wildfire Black Gum Tree today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: The Black Gum 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. Also, the Wildfire loves moisture but needs well-drained soil.

When you're ready to plant, dig a hole that's large enough to accommodate the Black Gum's root ball, place the tree, and then backfill the soil. Water to settle the roots for the best results. Finally, you should add mulch around the base of the tree for better water retention, but avoid getting too close to the trunk.

2. Watering: During the first few weeks, water your tree twice weekly. After that, you can stick to only watering during dry spells.

3. Fertilizing: 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.

4. 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.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

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$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
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$129.00-$148.99 $39.95

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M D.
United States United States
Nice tree

So far this tree is looking good. It is about 4 1/2 feet with very pretty color leaves. We cant wait for growth to continue.

Stan U.
United States United States
gum tree

it took a long time to here so the tree was beat up somewhat. It's in the ground and seems to be holding its own

United States United States
Brilliantly Beautiful

Planted this little tree in spring and it IS a beautiful little tree. The colors and health are perfect. Planted I'm front drive and am eagerly awaiting it to grow into a beautiful giant. Provides shade to cool the walkway, driveway, street and front curve garden…I love its easy care too. Fertilize and water. Highly recommend if you are looking for a canopy tree that looks great too!

Sandy B.
United States United States
black gum tree

So far my experience has been great. Our tree came in great shape and is nice and healthy so far. Only planted it a week or so ago but so far it's doing fine. Hoping this continues looking forward to the colors and shade it is suppose to produce.

Kenton K.
United States United States
Nice tree.......

Nice 6' gum tree shipped in burlap bag easy to plant, excellent condition shipment arrived in great condition.