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Nyssa sinensis

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A rare native of China known for its superb autumn colour, Nyssa sinensis is a lovely small tree with large (up to 15 cm long), narrowly ovate leaves. These emerge a bronze colour in spring, change to dark green in summer, then turn startling shades of yellow, orange or red before falling in autumn.

Nyssa sinensis is a superb choice of small tree for autumn colour!

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 40 cm tall, young plants)

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Nyssa sinensis | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Nyssa sinensis | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Nyssa sinensis | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Moist or well drained, fertile soil. Nyssa sinensis requires a reasonably acid soil to produce its most vivid autumn colour and grow well.
Hardiness: Hardy. Nyssa sinensis appreciates shelter from cold winter winds.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Nyssa sinensis grows to be a small tree with a natural multi-stemmed, rounded crown.
Height: 10 m (32 ft).
Spread: 8 m (26 ft).

Plant Finder: about Nyssa sinensis

Common names

Chinese tupelo


Nyssa sinensis (Chinese tupelo). This is a small growing species, it has a spreading habit with narrowly oval pointed leaves. The spring foliage is tinged red and in autumn the leaves turn brilliant red and yellow.


They will need fertile, moist but well-drained, neutral to acidic soil with sun or partial-shade and a cool climate. You can propagate from cuttings in the summer or from seed in autumn.

Interest and use

Specimen Year-round interest.

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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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