Common name: Black gum, sour gum, tupelo, pepperidge
Nyssa sylvatica is a deciduous tree found in our ENA Garden. Unusually, the leaves are of various shapes. It has an olive-like, black fruit, an important food source for migrating birds. It is native from southeastern US up to southern Ontario and outstanding for the intense reds and purples of its fall foliage.
Fall colour photo by Hughie Jones in the Garden, Oct. 2021
Leaf and fruit photo by Katherine Wagner-Reiss, via Wikimedia Commons
Leaf close-up photo by Linda Marshik