Dogwood ‘Kesselringii’ (Cornus alba ‘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.
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.
Plant profileCommon name: White dogwood 'Kesselringii'
Scientific name: Cornus alba 'Kesselringii', Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'
Plant type: Shrubs
Height: 1.5m - 3m
Spread: 1.5m - 3m
Foliage color: Green (spring), Green (summer), Purple (autumn), Red (autumn)
Flower color: White
Stem color: Black, Purple
Fruit color: White
Season of interest: Autumn, Winter
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Clay, Loam
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: Architectural, Informal Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding, Low Maintenance
Cornus alba ‘Kesselringii’ is usually propagated by hardwood cuttings in autumn and winter.
Looking for other Cornus shrubs? Watch out our listed dogwood plant guides.