Cornus Alba Elegantissima  3L
Cornus Alba Elegantissima  3L
Red barked Dogwood

Cornus Alba Elegantissima 3L



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Evocatively known as the red-barked dogwood, Cornus Alba Elegantissima is a medium sized shrub, appreciated for its year-round interest. Its deep red stems bear narrow greeny grey leaves which have a white margin, giving the plant a two tone variegated effect. In May and June small white, flat head flowers are borne, which later become white berries, much to the birds’ delight!  

Fully hardy, this deciduous shrub is a fast growing plant, happiest when planted in full sun near damp areas. In winter its crimson stems form a focal point in the garden, especially striking when grown near other varieties of dogwood for a contrasting palette.

  • Flowers: May - June
  • Well drained soil 
  • All aspects
  • Full sun or partial sunlight
  • Cornus are low maintenance shrubs – cut back stems hard in March to promote new growth and apply a layer of mulch around the base. 
  • Plant in full sun for intensity of coloured stems