Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Commonly found in a variety of sites from creek bottoms to upland slopes throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region (except for northern-most Pennsylvania), Black Gum is noted for its beautiful yellow to orange to scarlet fall foliage. Bees make a flavorful honey from the nectar-rich flowers, while many birds and mammals enjoy the juicy fruit.
Print Version: Nyssa sylvatica, Black Gum, Sour Gum, Black Tupelo
Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic plants: Tried and True Plant Fact Sheets