Cornus Black Kesselringii


From £5.99
40-60cm bare rooted plants
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  • Suitable for planting in sunny and partially shaded locations
  • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
  • Winter flowering time
  • BLACK foliage colour
  • BLACK flowering Colour

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Product Description

The Cornus Alba Kesselringii is a vigorous deciduous shrub that possesses unusual dark purple-black stems. Holder of the RHS Award of Garden Merit, it is a constantly changing shrub that adds interest throughout the year. During the autumn and winter months, the rounded green leaves flush to a brilliant reddish-purple, then from May to June, dainty creamy white flowers are followed by white berries bringing varying textures and character to the garden display. The stems have long been a favourite with flower arrangers and is ideal for creating imaginative indoor winter displays, that can be planted with contrasting winter flowers to create an effective floral display. Bare rooted 40-60cm plant supplied.

Plant Size

Mature Height 200 cm
Mature Spread 200 cm

Planting Notes

Planting Plant in prepared soil, in groups of three for a great display.
Soil Type Fertile, well drained, humus rich soil

Planting & Growing Instructions

The cornus (dogwood) is an amazing and unique addition to any garden display, as it will produce wonderfully colourful shoots in winter. Will thrive in full sun or partial shade, and require little pruning, though you can prune back in mid-spring to help keep a comfortable shape. Make sure they get plenty of water in the dry season. Suitable for planting in most types of soil, and if you have the space then we recommend that you plant in groups of three for an even spread.