Nyssa sinensis 'Jim Russell'
This Nyssa sinensis (Chinese tupelo) is a seedling grown out of seeds collected in the wild by Jim Russell, former Curator of the Castle Howard Arboretum (today Yorkshire Arboretum) near York, Northern England. It was cultivated and planted in Wespelaar, where it turned into a beautiful upright tree with wonderful autumn colouring. The autumn colour varies from golden yellow over orange to scarlet and poppy red. The tree received an Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2013; an important award in the world of horticulture. This quality label is awarded by the R.H.S. to plants which have already proven their value for applications in gardens and parks.