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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Epimediums: The go-to perennial for a woodland setting or shady bed.
Durable, long-lived and easily cultivated, Epimediums unfurl winsome heart-shaped foliage and intricate origami-like flowers. Many of their leaves are infused with bold mottling, while their wiry stems present graceful blossoms, in colors ranging from starry white to lemon, amber or ruby red, plus rose, lilac and purple.Digging Dog's late February 2017 Newsletter Link
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