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Nyssa ogeche

Nyssa ogeche

Photo Locations: Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR

General Notes

Branches droop but resist breakage.

Native to Southeastern United States.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Nyssaceae

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

Conical or Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 35 - 45 feet.

Width: 25 - 35 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Elliptic, Green, Gold, Orange, Red or Purple, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Yellow or White. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.

Red Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Spring or Summer Edible.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet but Well Drained Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Leaf Miner and Scales, Rust and Leaf Spot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Attracts Birds and Mammals.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Shade Tree, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Nyssa ogeche Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 21, 2018.
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