Water Tupelo (Nyssa aquatica) 14 Seeds

  • $ 6.20

AKA : Black Gum

Zones 6-9

Full Sun, not shade tolerant

Adaptable to most soils and can grow in standing water

Neutral and Basic soils

We don't carry many plants or seeds that require a minimum zone 6 designation.  Tupelo we are going to try here in a listed zone 4.  While we feel it unlikely it will survive our harsh winters, the climate is changing and so will the zones, faster that we expect.  It may work in your climate.  

Tupelo likes wet areas and can tolerate waterlogging.  It grows faster if not waterlogged.  Uses include an edible tart fruit (not bitter) which can be processed into jam, used in pies, or flavoring drinks.  The wood has a non-linear grain which makes it strong and lightweight.  

How to Grow:

  • Soak seed in water for 24 hours
  • put seed in a Ziploc bag with a damp paper towel.  Place in refrigerator for 60 days. 
  • Plant 1/2 inch deep in pots
  • Keep soil very moist but not soaked.  Do not allow to dry out. 
  • Germination should occur between 14-21 days