Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'

Wildfire Blackgum

  • Stunning red early season new foliage flush
  • Unsurpassed fall color
  • Tiny flowers attract loads of native insects

American Beauties Native Plants

Purchase options for Wildfire Blackgum

  • Size: #7 7-8'
  • Status: BeautiFULL
  • Availability: In Stock


There is no tree that offers a more breathtaking display of fiery foliage color in the fall than Black Gum. It's a shame more are not out there in landscapes but 'Wildfire' may help change that. 'Wildfire' not only excels at lighting up the fall with its vibrant shades of yellow, orange and scarlet, it also offers incredible spring color with its blazing, bright red emerging foliage that matures into a deep green color by summer. Like the species, 'Wildfire' has the same nearly inconspicuous bloom that is a nectar magnet to native insects, the same bird attracting fruit and the same great cover that native birds prize. It's a plant that deserves a place of landscape honor.