The Wynkcoombe Arboretum
Nyssa sylvatica 'Pendula'
Weeping Tupelo
Botanical Name: Nyssa sylvatica 'Pendula'
Common Name: Weeping Tupelo
Country of Origin: Eastern N.America and Mexico
Introduced Date: 1735
Planted Date: 30th May 1988
Original Cost: £7.60
Supplier Name: RHS Garden Centre, Wisley
Tree Register Status:
Tree Location: Arboretum area: Q OS grid reference: TQ 01585 18763
A deciduous species from 4 found in Northern and Central America.
The form 'pendula' has not been officially recognised but it is hoped some nursery may propagate it as no better weeping trees exist.
Although some N. sylvatica turn every shade of red, orange and yellow in the autumn 'pendula' only manages yellow.
It should be compared with the young type species growing beside it.
N.W Smith July 2018