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Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'
Black-stemmed Dogwood

Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'
Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'
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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.

Supplied Size: 4L container (60 - 80 cm tall)

  • 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.


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