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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
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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'–6' high x 4' 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' high x 6' wide; hardy to zone 8.
Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Nanjing Gold’ (S-0771)
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Current Staff’s Favorite Plant
Dainty blooms and unfurling leaves forge an early spring treasure trove of color and texture.
In the last ten days, we’ve experienced all kinds of weather at Digging Dog, including frosty mornings, torrential downpours, deafening hail, glorious sunny 70 º afternoons and even sleet! Thankfully spring is almost here and signs of its arrival grow more evident every day. Brimming with possibility, youthful growth and pristine delicacy, the early spring garden is a fresh treasure trove of color and texture. The plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye while walking through the nursery and along the surrounding borders. Hopefully, a handful of them will spark your interest as well! All of us here at the nursery wish you a very happy spring and countless happy afternoons digging in a garden! Digging Dog's mid March 2017 Newsletter Link
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