Widely grown as ornamental plants, dogwoods are a subtle, underestimated garden staple which come into their own when their leaves change colour in a glorious display in autumn, falling to reveal the flame-coloured branches so popular with gardeners.
Fully winter hardy, dogwoods are a popular shrub for any garden or even a large container as they are fairly unfussy and are both easy to grow and low maintenance, with a long season of interest – all year round!
In spring, dogwoods burst into bloom with heads of dainty white flowers that are a magnet to butterflies and bees. These are followed in late summer by black berries that will attract all manner of birds into your garden.
Grow in sun or partial shade, but be aware that dogwood produces the best stem colour when grown in full sun.
Supplied as established plants in 9cm pot. One each of:
Cornus sanguinea 'Anny's Winter Orange' RHS Award of Garden Merit. Orange-flushed red stems. H250cm x W250cm. Fl May - June.
Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' flame coloured stems. H200cm x W200cm. Fl May - June.
Supplied as established plants in 9cm pots.
Flowers May to June, with berries August to September.
Grows to eventual height and width of 2-2.5m
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