Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Moist or well drained, fertile soil. Nyssa sylvatica requires a reasonably acid soil to produce its most vivid autumn colour and grow well.
Hardiness: Hardy. Nyssa sylvatica appreciates shelter from cold winter winds.
Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
Habit: Small, elegant branching tree.
Height: up to 10 m (32 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
Notes: Nyssa do not transplant well and should be left undisturbed once planted in position.