Cornus alba Kesselringii

Dark Barked Dogwood Kesselringii

An outstanding shrubby Dogwood,  kesselringii is a vigorous growing, large shrub with very distinctive, blackish-purple shiny stems. The dark purplish colouring also extends through to the otherwise green leaves, especially in Spring.  Good Autumn colour. Very hardy and robust, adaptable to many soils even poorly drained clay. Prune in late winter, either removing about a third of the oldest stems or cutting back all stems every 3 or 4 years.

Site: Tolerant of inland exposure
Soil: Well draining, moist soils, tolerant of wet soils
Position: Full sun, partial shade, tolerant of shade
Season of Interest: Autumn foliage, black stems in Winter
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height: 8ft (2.5m) Spread: 5ft (1.5m)

Type | Size: Bareroot | 1-2ft
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