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CHINESE TUPELO
Nyssa sinensis

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Photo Locations: Quarry Hill Botanical Garden - Santa Rosa, CA, Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA, UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Branches droop but resist breakage.

Native to China.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Nyssaceae

Tree Characteristics

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 35 - 50 feet.

Width: 25 - 35 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.

Leaves Elliptic, Green, Gold or Red, Deciduous.

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

Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Spring or Summer.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Shade Tree, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Nyssa sinensis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jun 24, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/nyssa-sinensis >

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