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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: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Sikes Dwarf'
Perennials that cool down a hot summer day, refreshing foliage, soothing blooms, last chance to take advantage of our summer sale!
Bring sparkling beauty to your August plantings
Perhaps you’re looking for some soothing floral or foliar accents on a hot summer day! We’ve found that snowy white, clear pink, pale yellow and deep blue blooms coupled with silver, bluish green or emerald-toned leaves become refreshing counterpoints to warmer-hued flowers. They offer a place where your eye can rest, much like cleansing your palette when tasting wine. These shades meld the spicy-colored flowers of many Achillea, Crocosmia, Dahlia, Geum, Helenium, Kniphofia, Rudbeckia and Salvia.
Our next guided Saturday Strolls is August 19th., followed by September 16th & October 7th. We hope you’ll come visit us this summer. Digging Dog's Early August 2017 Newsletter Link
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