Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'
Dogwood - 3 litres
Cornus alba ' Kesselringii', Dogwood, is a deciduous shrub grown primarily for its purple-black stems in winter, contrasting well with red, yellow and orange-stemmed dogwoods and willows. Its attractive leaves are bronze-tinged when young and colour richly in autumn. Clusters of small cream-white flowers in May-June are followed by white berries. Unpruned it will grow up to 2.5m high, cut hard back 1.2-1.5m high and wide, partially pruned will be maintained at 5-6ft. Fits into a shrub border or effective in groups in larger areas. Excellent for damp, boggy soils.
Plant in ordinary to damp, boggy soil, in sun or light shade. Pruning: leave for 2 seasons after planting, then either cut all stems down to a few cm in early spring or cut down the oldest third of stems to have flowers, berries and more height.
British nursery grown.
|Botanical name||Cornus alba|
|British nursery grown||Y|
|Flowering time||Spring, Summer|
|Foliage colour||Green, Red, Purple|
|Plant type||Deciduous Shrubs|
|Season of interest||Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter|
|Stem colour||Black, Red|
|Time to maturity||5 - 10 years|
|Ultimate height||1.6m - 2.5m|
|Ultimate spread||1.6m - 2.5m|