A thicket of rich, red stems show well in the winter garden. In spring the new green leaves form, and are joined by cymes of white flowers that bloom in to summer. The flowers are followed by ornamental white, round fruit in summer. In autumn the leaves turn a fabulous, deep red.
So that is it, beauty all year round! Cornus 'Westonbirt' shrubs look amazing planted in clumps.
They grow best in humus rich, moist, well drained soils. Cornus 'Westonbirt' aren't too fussy but you will get better colour from the stems in these conditions. Getting at lest six hours of sun a day will also give better stem colour.
This plant is a cultivar of the old favourite, Cornus alba 'Sibirica', It was introduced to Europe from Siberia as early as 1741 and remains a darling in shrub beds and garden borders.
The botanical name, Cornus, is termed for the bark, from the Latin, cornu, which means hard and bony.
Supplied as: Pots
Cool to Temperate
Full Sun to Semi Shade