Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 40-60 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 30-40 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'
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Brilliant Red Leaves, Even in Spring
Why Wildfire Black Gum Trees?
When everything else turns green, this tree stands out. 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 more than 70 years. Imagine the memories your family can make playing under the shade of this remarkable tree.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com 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 door...no 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!
Customer Reviews & Photos
- Wildfire Gum
- Eastern Redbuds
- Fast Growing Trees
the tree came with nice green leaves they all fell off the day of planting. they have gradually started growing back but the grasshoppers seem to be attracted to the tree .
Well packaged. Healthy
Blackgum trees have ideal shade and good shape. This Wildfire cultivar is earlier to leaf out, much faster growing , and much more colorful in spring and summer and with better fall color in the Deep South than the generic version.
On the wind swept prairie, NE/SD border this tree came through with flying colors (literally and figuratively). We ordered late and planted late.... as in late june. I was scared. That’s a death knell for any outdoor planting with our early summer heat. We dug 2 feet down and 2 1/2 feet wide, same as apple trees, then lined with sphagnum moss and set it in place. Sandy loam. Graft line about 3 inches above deck and slowly watered down to perfection. Then I got REALLY scared. We had twice our annual average rainfall in the next 3 months. I figured it was doomed. Frost hit early. Snow, freezing rain, wind, etc, all winter long had me shaking my head and doubting. Then to make worse even worser, several days of frost and a blizzard in mid april had me thinking everything we planted last year would be dead. This spring has been dryer than a popcorn fart. But the grace of God prevailed. This is one tough little tree!!! It looks GREAT! Beautiful dark green and bright blood red leaves abound. Thank you. Great service. Great products. I’ll be back.
Tree came well packaged and protected.
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 back fill the soil. Water to settle the roots for 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 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.
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.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 11-14 days from date of purchase. 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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