Nyssa sylvatica




Nyssa sylvatica - Tupelo

About Tupelo at OSU's Landscape Plants site

  • Native to the eastern U.S. and south into Mexico.

  • Heights can exceed 125’.

  • Leaves have a smooth margin, are glossy above and paler beneath, and 5” in length.

  • Males and females are separate trees. Flowers are inconspicuous; fruit on female trees looks like dark blue olives in groups of 2-3.

  • Fall foliage is a spectacular yellow-apricot to scarlet.

  • Older trees are rather rare in Portland, but Tupelo is gaining popularity as a street tree.

Tree #LocationDimensionsPhoto and Notes

Sellwood Park

Portland Parks & Recreation

75' Height

60' Spread

8.9' Circ.

This tree is just south of the entrance to the park at SE Malden St and SE 7th Ave.

Nyssa sylvatica - Tupelo