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Nyssa sinensis 'Jim Russell'

Nyssa sinensis 'Jim Russell'

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(Chinese Tupelo) An unusual and eye-catching small, upright, deciduous tree once established with narrow and ovate, dark green leaves in Spring and summer which turn vivid shades of gold orange or red (depending on soil pH)

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An unusual and eye-catching small, upright, deciduous tree once established with narrow and ovate, dark green leaves in Spring and summer which turn vivid shades of gold orange or red (depending on soil pH)

Usually best autumn colour once established if planted in a sunny position with some shelter from strong winds. More vibrant autumn colours on lime free or acid soil.


  • Position: Full sun or dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist or well drained, fertile soil. Nyssa sinensis 'Jim Russell' requires a reasonably acid soil to produce its most vivid autumn colour and grow well.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Nyssa sinensis 'Jim Russell' appreciates shelter from cold winter winds. Not suitable for cold, exposed areas.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Nyssa sinensis 'Jim Russell' grows to be a small upright tree.
    • Height: 10 m (32 ft).
    • Spread: 6 - 8 m (20 -26 ft).
How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Small (4m - 8m), Tree - Medium (8m - 15m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Acid, Soil: Damp/Wet
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Rare and Unusual

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