DogwoodCornus alba Sibirica
Dogwood. This produces a plant about 150-300cm tall and spread with a thicket of brillant red stems from ground level which are very attractive through the winter. Vivid green leaves in summer turn bright scarlet in autumn. The small white flowers are produced in spring, followed by small white flushed with blue berries in the autumn. This plant is best cut back hard every second year, does well in all positions and is particularly good for damp sites (but will tolerate periods of drought once established).
Bright red stems visible in the winter and thrives on damp soils. This variety is the brightest of the red-stemmed Dogwoods, with stems which positively shine in the winter sun.
If you can plant this next to a yellow-leafed evergreen, such as Choisya ternata Sundance for example, the colour combination gives an effect which is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Stunning!
For maximum effect on a larger scale, particularly if the area is to be seen from a distance or when driving past, plant in large drifts on a sunny site.
Available as bushes 100cm to 125cm tall in 36ltr containers. (If you require other sizes contact us for availability).