at Digging Dog
Here’s a hard-to-find ornamental tree named for its extravagance of creamy white, fringy flowers that dangle in fragrant, drooping clusters 9 in. long and 4 in. wide. Branching low with a widespreading, but upswept habit, this deciduous tree develops a teardrop form if the lowest branches are retained.
The light green leaves, gray-green beneath, offer yellow fall color that persists for some time, and
contrasts nicely with the gray snakeskin bark, enhanced by orange-tan streaks. Shown to advantage on
the bare branches of winter, clusters of small, fuzzy gray fruit are a bonus in arrangements. Aside from
its year-round loveliness, which is best viewed in an elevated position, Epaulette Tree can tolerate wind, and clay or sandy soil. Large Band.
Size: 15'–20' high x 10'–40' wide; hardy to zone 5.
Pterostyrax hispida (T-0018)
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Current Staff’s Favorite Plant
This glamorous beacon for the late season garden is our favorite plant this week. Hydrangea aspera ‘Rocklon’ with it's large pink clouds of buds and pinkish bronze, downy new growth bring a soft look to this noble, rarely cultivated Hydrangea. Mounted on stout fuzzy stems, wide, hairy serrated foliage, with red-hued petioles, provides a graceful deep green foil for the enormous mauve lacecaps ringed by white bracts. Adequate water and bright shade will ensure ‘Rocklon’s prosperity, while Corydalis and Stylophorum diphyllum offer contrasting texture beneath. (S-0421)
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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
Fall & Winter Hours:
Tues. 8:30am – 1pm
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