Nyssa sylvatica 'Zydeco Twist' Contorted Black Gum
Nyssa sylvatica 'Zydeco Twist'
Contorted American Black Gum Tree
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Nyssa sylvatica 'Zydeco Twist' has a special contorted and twisting habit that makes for a unique and beautiful tree in the garden. 'Zydeco Twist' may reach 10-15 ft in height and width in 20 years. Fall color is a bright red to deep maroon.
‘Zydeco Twist’ is believed to have been found as a chance seedling at Rick Webb’s nursery, becoming an unusual spectacle traded among famous southern nurserymen and women like Sherwood Akin, Don Shadow, and Margie Jenkins. In the early 2000’s, Todd Lasseigne named it ‘Zydeco Twist’ to reflect its Cajun history and this tree’s intriguing contorting habit.
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