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Digging Dog Nursery
a retail and mail order plant nursery specializing in unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines.
31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
Albion, CA 95410
Edgeworthia (Paper Bush)
at Digging Dog
Including Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Akebono’, and Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Nanjing Gold’
These remarkable Asian Daphne relative promise an
unprecedented late winter flower-fest.
Red Paper Bush
Delivering a late winter visual delight, prominent silky white button-like buds give way to small waxy tubular blooms with luscious tangerine orange shades and a pleasant fragrance. The unique tightset clusters congregate on the tips of erect yet pliable, smooth silver-laced naked branches, which develop in a noteworthy open fashion. Lustrous deep green 4 in. long deciduous leaves arise from the stem apexes. A prized source for high-end paper and a Daphne relation, this Asian native’s slow growing rounded habit enjoys a partially shady somewhat moist sheltered locale, while its exotic flair can be superimposed against a dark backdrop and surrounded by low-lying Epimediums and Sarcococca.
Blooms late February to March
Size: 5' 0"–6' 0" high x 4' 0" wide; hardy to zone 7.
Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Akebono’ (S-0747)
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Gold Paper Bush
Prized for crafting high-end paper, warm brown-colored naked branches–erect,
smooth and thick, yet pliable–congregate in a distinctive
open fashion with prominent silky white buttonlike
buds at their tips. A late winter bevy of small waxy
tubular blooms explodes from unique tightset clusters,
delivering a pleasant fresh fragrance and bright gold to
creamy yellow shades. Dark green 4 in. long deciduous
leaves populate stem apexes.
'Nanjing Gold's slow growing
rounded form favors
a partially shady somewhat
locale and injects exotic
panache wherever its
when positioned near
broad-leafed shrubs such
as Oakleaf Hydrangeas
Size: 8' 0" high x 6' 0" wide; hardy to zone 8.
Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Nanjing Gold’ (S-0771)
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Garden Conservancy Open Day at Digging Dog!
Saturday, June 23 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Digging Deeper – Join Patricia Smyth, owner of Essence of the Tree, for a Japanese maple container demonstration.
Enjoy a guided tour of the Private Gardens of Deborah Whigham and Gary Ratway, adjacent to Digging Dog Nursery in Albion, CA; free with $7.00 garden admission.
Tickets are available via this link
or at Digging Dog Nursery. Plant shopping welcome!
Mendocino Art Center (MAC) Garden Tour!
Saturday, June 30 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We welcome you to join us in support of The Mendocino Art Center for this fabulous garden tour and fundraiser.
Tickets are available through the MAC’s website.
Saturday Strolls & Plant Chats 2018!
Saturdays at 2 p.m. July 14th and 28th, August 18th, and September 15th.
Stroll with Horticulturalist Deborah Whigham, sip iced tea, nibble on tasty snacks & take home helpful gardening tips & tricks!
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