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Now that fall is here, we have limited our stock for online purchase. Find Monrovia plants at your local garden center. Pre-order for 2023 will be available later this year. ×

Wildfire Tupelo

Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'

This fantastic native selection heralds spring with bright red new foliage, turning rich dark green before a brilliant fall finale with yellow-orange, and vibrant scarlet. Excellent Leafspot resistance. Brown-black bark is heavily textured. Red-tinged branches add winter interest. Small ornamental black fruit is loved by birds. Deciduous.
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Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.


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Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 30 to 50 ft. tall, 20 to 30 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth RateModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsSouthern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora); Dogwood (Cornus); Winterberry (Ilex verticillata); Swamp Jessamine (Gelsemium); Sweetgum (Liquidambar); Carolina Allspice (Calycanthus floridus)

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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