Nyssa sylvatica?? from Janis, SC

growing in my side yard in full sun

Hi Janis,

your guess is as good as mine on this one.  It is similar to Nyssa sylvatica, black gum, as well as persimmon, Diospyros virginiana. I also checked Cotinus, the smoke tree. I couldn’t match it perfectly with any of these. I guess we need to let it grow and see.  Note the autumn colors – it may help, that could give us a lead.  Also, see:




Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS



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