Cornus alba Kesselringii - Tartarian Dogwood - Plant in 9cm Pot
Cornus alba are a long standing favourite for colour in the winter garden. Cornus alba Kesselringii has very striking almost black stems in winter and attractive dark green, suffused deep purple leaves. Often good autumn colour with leaves turning deep purple. Flowers are small andwhite, in upturned croymbs and are followed by deep blue berries that are attractive to birds. Very easy to grow with striking near black stems which are the main feature of this much used plant. It is important to prune most of the stems back to near ground level on mature plants to ensure a plentiful supply of new stems. The young stem have the best colour. In addition produces good autumn colour and thrives in wet soil. Can be used anywhere but look at their best planted together with the Red, Yellow and Vermilion stem varieties, where they provide a vivid contrast. ..