CORNUS continued
last updated 20/10/2014

Further Cornus for winter stem colour

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So many of you have asked for the coloured shrubby dogwoods, that we have tried to oblige. This more recent selection has to be one of the best. Easily grown in any site, but very tolerant of cold, wet clay (which is jolly useful) the winter bark colour is guaranteed to brighten even the most dismal winter day. Can be hard pruned every couple of years if liked, or just left to get on with it. The cultivars of C. sanguinea differ from their more vigorous C. alba and C. sericea cousins in being more upright and twiggier. 

CORNUS sanguinea 'Anny's Winter Orange' 

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CORNUS sanguinea 'Magic Flame' 

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CORNUS sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'  
Raised in 1980, but not commercially distributed until a decade later, this is currently the most widely available of an increasing range of these gorgeous plants. The bright red to orange winter bark colour is guaranteed to brighten even the most dismal winter day. The young leaves are flushed with red.

CORNUS sanguinea 'Winter Beauty' 
Amazing winter stem colour grades from orange yellow at the base to pink and red at the tips.

CORNUS sanguinea '
Winter Flame'
Coming soon...

CORNUS sericea 'Alleman's Compact' 
Included here for cross reference, I've moved this one to C. alba. There is still uncertainty as to which species it belongs, but that seems to be the current thought.
See Cornus alba
'Alleman's Compact' 

CORNUS sericea 'Coral Red' 
Bright coral red bark.

CORNUS sericea 'Flaviramea'
This classic cultivar really does complete the picture; its vivid acid green winter stem colour contrasts dramatically with the other red stemmed selections.

CORNUS sericea 'Hedgerow's Gold' 
This is a superb variegated clone with great vigour. Dark green leaves are boldly margined with golden yellow; superb against the deep burgundy red stems.

CORNUS sericea 'Isanti' 
Darker stems and also relatively compact, all parts of the plant are proportionally two thirds the size of the species. There was a tremendous crop of white berries on ours last autumn.

CORNUS sericea var. occidentalis 'Sunshine'
Wonderful yellow foliage appreciates a shadier site, though that will give a colour close to chartreuse than gold. Indeed, sometimes the leaves will vary in colour, some being a single hue and others variegated yellow, gold or chartreuse.

CORNUS sericea 'White Gold'    
Previously known as Cornus stolonifera 'White Gold'.
Superb new variant of an old favourite, again from the States. The leaves are green with a bright creamy white margin. The stems are bright yellow, particularly in winter. It thrives in shade or sun on just about any soil, and will respond well to hard pruning.

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