Nyssa sylvatica 'David Odom'

Afterburner® Tupelo

We have been impressed with the early returns of this new Tupelo. It is easy to grow with a nice oblong shape and attractive fall color.

Category: Medium shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 4 to 9
Foliage: Bright green glossy
Fall Color: Bright red
Fruit: Small blue-black drupe
Bark: Smooth when young; blocky like an alligator's hide with age
Texture: Medium
Shape: Upright pyramidal to oval
Mature Size: 35' tall by 20' wide
Growth Rate: Medium
Adaptability: Best in moist, acid soil
Native Habitat: Native to Eastern US