Nyssa aquatica (Water Tupelo) is a large, long-lived deciduous tree endemic to deep river or coastal wetlands of the tupelo genus. The trunk of the Water Tupelo is tall and straight, with a thin, open crown of spreading branches and big, glossy leaves. The trunk of a tree in a wooded stand is frequently lengthy and twisted above its buttressed base. It loves moist, acidic soils and grows well in medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. It can thrive in standing water and tolerates poorly drained soils.
Botanical Name : Nyssa aquatica
Common Name : Water Tupelo
Height : 125 ft
Spread : 50 ft
Germination Info : 60-90 days cold moist stratification recommended.
Hardiness zone : 6-9
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 44