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Sour Gum, Tupelo, Pepperidge
Hamelin Dwarf Fountain Grass
Sour Gum, Tupelo, Pepperidge

Common name:Sour Gum, Tupelo, Pepperidge
Botanical name:Nyssa sylvatica

This deciduous, fast-growing tree reaches 60'-80' tall. Glossy green foliage turns yellow orange or red in fall. Flowers are insignificant. Bluish black fruit appear in fall, attracting birds. Bark is gray brown with many ridges. This tree prefers full sun, well draining, moist soil. This tree is spectacular in the fall.

Hamelin Dwarf Fountain Grass

Common name:Hamelin Dwarf Fountain Grass
Botanical name:Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hamelin'

Flower plumes are creamy white against green grass-like foliage growing 2 to 3 ft. tall. Very effective when planted in mass.

Designer: Robert Littlepage APLD

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Integrated Pest Management:

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.