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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
Tues 10 am – 4 pm
Wed. 10:30 am – 4 pm
Thu. 12 pm – 4 pm
Fri. & Sat. 10:30 am – 4 pm
Edgeworthia (Paper Bush)
at Digging Dog
Including Edgeworthia chrysantha varieties Nanjing Gold and Akebono
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
Sterling Spring blooming shrubs, plus head-turning Perennials.
Here’s the tall and short of it…
Sterling spring blooming shrubs, all dressed in classy green leaves and crisp white flowers.
Viburnum plicatum ‘Summer Snowflake’ is the largest of our featured shrubs, fashioning graceful somewhat horizontal branches adorned with snowy lace caps. Cultivated since 1868, well-loved Spiraea x vanhouttei makes a shapely low maintenance addition to sunny mixed borders, while smaller-statured Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko' offers a galaxy of dainty white blooms perfect for the rockery, nestled along steps or in a container.
Head turning Perennials
Nearly 65” of rain coupled with chilly spring days spawned a remarkable surge of lush foliar growth, plus spectacular long-lasting flowers in our nursery & garden this year.
Spring is always such an exciting time as we watch the multitude of leaves, buds and blooms that seemingly unfurl over night plus the numerous new shoots stretching skyward. Dicentra ‘Gold Heart’s delicate golden foliage glows in dappled shady niches, while the dark leaves of Eupatorium ‘Chocolate’, Astrantia ‘Moulin Rouge's exquisite domes, and the richly colored Sedum ‘Jose Aubergine’ promise to turn more than a few heads in your garden. Perhaps you could let Campanula ‘Blue Waterfall’ cascade down your garden steps, or brighten up a sunny bed with Geum ‘Prinses Juliana’. We hope you’ll make room for a few of these shrubs & perennials.
Our extensive display borders which surround the nursery are now open through Colombus Day weekend.
Our first guided Saturday Stroll is June 24th., followed by July 15th & 29th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's June 2017 Newsletter Link
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