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

Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'

£9.50

(Black-stemmed Dogwood) 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.

Quantity
Supplied Size: 3L container (3 years old, 30 - 50 cm tall)

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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: up to 3 m (10 ft) if unpruned.
    • Spread: 3 m (10 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.

2017-01-01

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Eventual 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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