Black-gum (Nyssa sylvatica)
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Latin (scientific) name: Nyssa sylvatica
Common English name: Black-gum
Other names: Black tupelo, sourgum, Pepperidge
French name: Nyssa sylvestre
Grows on wet ground along streams or in swamps.
This species is very rare in Canada.
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.
For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.