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Wildfire Black Gum Tree Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'

  • Wildfire Black Gum Tree
  • Wildfire Black Gum Tree

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Regular price $999.00 Sale price

  • 3-4 ft.
  • 5-6 ft.
  • 6-7 ft.

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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

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, & 5. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 3rd
Zone 5 Week of April 10th
Zones 6 - 11 Ships Now!

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.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99.00-$128.99 $29.95
$129.00-$148.99 $39.95

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Thomas L.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Wild Fire Black Gum Tree

Tree was in very good shape when it arrived. I planted it the following day according to the enclosed instructions. The tree is already budding and producing leafs. I will use Fast Growing Trees again

Jim D.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Arrived quickly and grew quickly

Tree arrived within a few days of ordering. Planted immediately and leaves sprouted within 48 hours. Very happy with purchase.

Tom A.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great. I'd buy again. Wildfire Black Gum Tree Wildfire Black Gum Tree Review
United States United States
I recommend this product
After two weeks it is doing well and we can't wait for next year to enjoy the fall colors.

Arrived healthy and ready to thrive.

United States United States
I recommend this product
So far, so good

Our first tree of this type, planted late spring, perished over the summer. We took advantage of the 1-year replacement warranty we bought and got this one. Looks good so far, and we hope a fall planting will sustain it better. Customer service was great on the replacement.