at Digging Dog
An unusual member of a small curious genus that venerates
Georg Helwing, a German pastor and scholar on
Prussian flora, this attractive multistemmed evergreen
was collected during Dan Hinkley's 1996 expedition to
China's Sichuan Province. Willow-shaped dark green
foliage defined by a lustrous finish, maroon tinges and
minutely toothed margins, alternately cloaks smooth
green upright stems and generates unique flowers—tiny
cream-colored spheres perched upon its midribs. Yielding a reputed remedy for skin inflammations,
bestows colorful year-round
accents upon the woodland
garden, where it relishes light
shade, well-drained soil and
Size: 6' 0"–8' 0" high x 3' 0"–5' 0" wide; hardy to zone 7.
Helwingia chinensis (S-0772)
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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