Cornus alba ‘Kesselringii’ (White dogwood ‘Kesselringii’)

Cornus alba ‘Kesselringii’ (White dogwood ‘Kesselringii’) is noted in winter where it displays deep purple-black shoots. Kesselringgi dogwood has a suckering habit where new shoots grow from the base of the plant. The more they are prune to the base, the more vigorous and colorful the shoots are.  They look gorgeous in winter when planted with other Dogwoods like Yellow-Twig Dogwood or Siberian dogwood featuring a rainbow of colorful stems in the garden.

Cornus alba 'Kesselringii' (White dogwood 'Kesselringii') autumn black-purple stems
Cornus alba ‘Kesselringii’ (White dogwood ‘Kesselringii’) autumn black-purple stems

This is a deciduous shrub with green oval leaves that turn red and purple in autumn. It produces creamy-whit flowers followed by white berries much appreciated by birds.

Common name: White dogwood 'Kesselringii'
Scientific name: Cornus alba 'Kesselringii', Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'
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