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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
at Digging Dog
Including Mahonia gracilipes
A 1980 British introduction by noted plantsman Roy
Lancaster, this rare, widely praised Chinese native features
dapper dark green leaves, flashing bright white
undersides and dainty reddish pink cupped flowers
with creamy yellow centers. Poised in airy splendor on
lax slender racemes, the eye-catching blooms precede
a plentiful display of large, bloomy blue-black fruit.
Mahonia gracilipes is a stellar and sturdy, slow growing
evergreen, which favors partial shade in moist welldrained,
Blooms August – November.
Size: 4' 0"–5' 0" high x 4' 0"–5' 0" wide; hardy to zone 7.
Mahonia gracilipes (S-0739)
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Guaranteed to chase away those wintertime doldrums, ‘Charity’ spotlights an ebullient fountain of small, bell-shaped canary yellow flowers. The grandiose leaves—pinnate, spiny and matt green—grow in magnificent whorls along coarsely branched stems while arching, sweet scented racemes burst forth above. Waxy, late summer berries held in grapelike bluish purple clusters are relished by birds and spark our interest for another season.
Stellar as a statuesque specimen all year long, this upstanding evergreen develops an imposing vase figure that tolerates heavy clay, flourishes with a little shade on a loamy, well drained somewhat acidic site, and can be pruned back after flowering.
Blooms late November–February.
Size: 7' 0"–10' 0" high x 4' 0"–5' 0" wide; hardy to zone 7.
Mahonia x media ‘Charity’ (S-0659)
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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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