wild fire blackgum tree. Is this a messy tree?

Asked February 26, 2019, 6:05 PM EST

I just cut down a mimosa tree because of all the mess and little mimosas all over the yard. will i find myself in the same situation where i will be constantly cleaning up a mess?

Cumberland County North Carolina black gum

1 Response

A black gum, Nyssa sylvatica, is not the problem that mimosa is with seeds germinating everywhere. It will not do well in soils that are alkaline, doing best in moist, well drained, acidic soils. A beautiful tree! Its fall color is amazing! Wildfire is a cultivar noted for its colorful new growth in the spring.