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Carolina Silver Bell
Ringing in spring, clusters of snow white ½ to 1 inch bells hang all along deciduous Halesia’s graceful branches. The finely serrated, oval leaves provide a flash of yellow in autumn, and the four-winged, brown fruit adds winter interest. With its rounded form, Halesia is a fine choice for understory shrubs like Hydrangea ‘White Dome’ and Fothergilla ‘Mt. Airy’.
Flourishing in cool, adequately moist, humus-rich soil, we like to position it to be viewed from below.
Grows to 12’ high in 15 yrs. Medium Band.
Size: 12' 0"–40' 0" high x 15' 0"–30' 0" wide; hardy to zone 5.
Halesia tetraptera (T-0238)
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Our fall arrangement includes: Asters
I wanted this arrangement to celebrate the diverse beauty that autumn affords. It was photographed by acclaimed garden photographer, Saxon Holt, who happened to be visiting us.
Autumnal Fanfare: Lambent Leaves, Glistening Berries, Fleeting Flowers, last chance for Fantastic Fall Sale, Gift Certificates now on sale!
Here at Digging Dog, we’ve had some welcome rain to actually soak the soil. With the onset of shorter days and chilly nights, a quieter contemplative mood envelopes parts of the garden. As many herbaceous plants are fading into dormancy, evergreen shrubs, bold-toned leaves, textural seed-heads plus plump glistening berries take center stage. The impressive group of plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye when I strolled through the nursery and garden yesterday. I hope you enjoy these compelling autumnal offerings. In many locales throughout the country, there’s still time to tuck some botanical gems into an empty garden nook.
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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