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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
Tuesday by appointment only
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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Current Staff's Favorite Plant
Our featured plant: Selinum wallichianum
Ornamental Grasses: Autumnal Garden Stars, Plant for Outstanding October Oomph!
Celebrated headliners of the late show!
Offering superb versatility, ornamental grasses become poetry in motion on gusty days. They are best situated so their fluid shimmering inflorescences, bathed in amber, sable or smoky rose and purple shades, are backlit and set aglow by the afternoon sunlight. Most look fantastic in fresh or dried arrangements, while others produce welcome seed heads that birds adore. Be sure to browse our online selections of ornamental grasses.
Plant for Outstanding October Oomph!
You may wish to include one or more of these easily grown herbaceous perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs or trees that wield plenty of October flair.Digging Dog's Mid October 2017 Newsletter Link
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