Nyssa sinensis seeds mature in September, commonly known as Chinese tupelo.
Nyssa sinensis seeds
- Nyssa sinensis (Chinese tupelo) is a species of flowering plant in the family Cornaceae (or Nyssaceae), native to China and Vietnam. Growing to 10 m (33 ft) tall and wide, it is a broadly conical deciduous tree, with oval leaves 15–20 cm (6–8 in) long, which turn brilliant red, orange and yellow in autumn. N. sinensis is known in cultivation as a more compact version of its relative Nyssa sylvatica (the black tupelo). Both plants, originating from swamps and wetlands, require moist conditions.This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.