Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire' available May 2022

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