£7.99  Cornus alba 'Kesselringii' - 2 Ltr    


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Cornus alba 'Kesselringii' - 2 Ltr
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Plant Details

Soil Type: Clay, Fertile/moist/well-drained
Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Scented?: No-scent
Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Multi-seasonal
Evergreen?: No
Hardiness  Fully hardy - requires no frost protection.
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(Black-stem Dogwood)
Family Cornaceae
Originating from Siberia, Korea, China

An upright deciduous upright shrub, eventually forming a thicket of purple/red stems bearing dark green leaves turning bright red in autumn. In winter the bare stems become a lustrous deep purple/black.
Grow in moist soil in full sun for best winter colour. Young stems have the best colour so prune hard in early spring before the buds break.

Eventual mature plant size :
Height 0.5m

Spread 2.5m
(if hard pruned annually)

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