Chinese tupelo (Nyssa sinensis)
Chinese tupelo (Nyssa sinensis) is a shrub that can grow 8m – 15m tall and wider than 8 metres wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Chinese tupelo (Nyssa sinensis).
This plant is commonly known as Chinese tupelo.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 20-50 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: Chinese tupelo
Scientific name: Nyssa sinensis
Plant type: Shrubs, Trees
Height: 8m – 15m
Spread: Wider than 8 metres
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: Informal Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding, Low Maintenance
Shrubs are fundamental elements in any garden.
They add color and interest throughout the seasons with their wide variety of flowers, foliage, fruits, trunks and stems.
Whatever the size or style of your garden, the permanent woody structure or the foliage of evergreen shrubs will give the space shape and dimension.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Chinese tupelo (Nyssa sinensis), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Chinese tupelo (Nyssa sinensis) is a plant that adapts to all types of soils, chalk, clay, loam or sand.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH acid or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Nyssa sinensis likes to grow in well drained soil.
Chinese tupelo (Nyssa sinensis) is a plant that should be grown in full sun or partial shade positions.