Nyssa sinensis (Chinese Tupelo)
Nyssa sinensis is a versatile tree with spectacular fall colour. This broad-conical tree is exceptionally well-suited to rocky terrain and moist soils. New leaves sprout bronze-purple in colour and develop to a dark green colour. The leaves are simple and alternating, with tiny teeth at the margins that are not present in other Nyssa species. Leaves can grow to be 8 to 10 inches long and 3 inches broad when fully mature. Colors in the fall range from bright red to pumpkin orange to yellow undertones.
Botanical Name : Nyssa sinensis
Common Name : Chinese Tupelo
Height : 50 ft
Spread : 20 ft
Germination Info : 60-90 days cold moist stratification recommended.
Hardiness zone : 8-10
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 188