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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Garden Conservancy Open Day at Digging Dog!
Saturday, June 23 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Digging Deeper – Join Patricia Smyth, owner of Essence of the Tree, for a Japanese maple container demonstration.
Enjoy a guided tour of the Private Gardens of Deborah Whigham and Gary Ratway, adjacent to Digging Dog Nursery in Albion, CA; free with $7.00 garden admission.
Tickets are available via this link
or at Digging Dog Nursery. Plant shopping welcome!
Mendocino Art Center (MAC) Garden Tour!
Saturday, June 30 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We welcome you to join us in support of The Mendocino Art Center for this fabulous garden tour and fundraiser.
Tickets are available through the MAC’s website.
Saturday Strolls & Plant Chats 2018!
Saturdays at 2 p.m. July 14th and 28th, August 18th, and September 15th.
Stroll with Horticulturalist Deborah Whigham, sip iced tea, nibble on tasty snacks & take home helpful gardening tips & tricks!
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