Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'
  • Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'
  • Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'

Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'

£15.00

(Black-stemmed Dogwood) Cornus alba 'Kesselringii' is an striking shrub which has colourful deep-red to black stems in winter and dark-green leaves that turn plum-purple in autumn.

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An intriguing winter barked dogwood which has colourful deep-red to black stems in winter and dark-green leaves that turn plum-purple in autumn. These dark winter stems look lovely when combined with white barked birch or red stemmed plants.

Cornus alba 'Kesselringii' is a  shrub with year round interest which is ideal for mass plantings and can also make a beautiful informal hedge.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Any reasonably well drained soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Flowering Period: May - June.
  • Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
  • Habit: Cornus alba 'Kesselringii' grows to be a large shrub over time but can be pruned hard yearly if required.
    • Height:  1 - 1.5 m (3 - 5 ft) if pruned yearly or 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft) if unpruned.
    • Spread:  1 - 1.5 m (3 - 5 ft) if pruned yearly or 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft) if unpruned.
  • Pruning: Cornus alba 'Kesselringii' is most attractive if pruned hard to about 30 - 40 cm above the ground early each spring. This will prevent it getting to large and rejuvenate the plant so the bright coloured stems appear each year.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall), Shrub - Small (less than 5 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Special: Windy & Exposed
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Ornamental Bark / Colourful Winter Stems, To grow in a pot

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