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Lovely Red-Stemmed Cornus


Lovely Red-Stemmed Cornus

I love these. I have a trio of yellow ones in the Golden Border, but they are babies. I look forward to seeing them develop. This one will be cut back much harder next spring as it has got a bit large! In the summer they serve as supports for my lilies and other perennials. But in the winter they are the stars.



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Invaluable :-)

29 Nov, 2019

 

I agree Dawn, and Karen,we have a border full of Cornus, black, reds, yellow, green, and I absolutely love them, for winter stems they can't be beaten....

29 Nov, 2019

 

Thanks Dawn and Angela. What is in the border with them for the summer Angela? Sounds lovely. I hope you’ll take a pic for me!

29 Nov, 2019

 

Karen we have large Hemerocallis several different Leucanthemum, grasses, and Crocosmia, all go well with Cornus, and Libertia....worked well last year....

29 Nov, 2019

 

Oh yes, I can just imagine those together.

29 Nov, 2019

 

Beautiful Karen. This is what I've been looking for! We call it Dogwood - not sure why. Something that would pop against the snow. Talk about visual impact!

30 Nov, 2019

 

Have been working hard in this border today, we also have Physocarpus varieties, and an unusual pink bottlebrush, it is our largest border!!!ヾ(*’O’*)/

30 Nov, 2019

 

Bathgate, we call them dogwoods too.
Dotty, I still haven't got green and black, you've reminded me.
Karen, what's your favourite Malus? I adore Evereste but fancy another, sorry if I've asked you before.

30 Nov, 2019

 

Thats OK Dawn. I have seven. Evereste is my favourite. I have Pink Magic which has bigger, pinker, more oval fruits. Its a lovely one too, as is Comptesse de Paris with her tiny yellow fruits. She grows strongly and very upright. I do love the beautiful weeping habit of Cheal’s weeping. Its a beauty with decent sized round red fruits, pink blossoms and red tinged foliage. Indian Magic has tiny red fruits, but the foliage is a lovely dark red. John Downie has oval shaped yellow and red fruits and a very dwarf growth habit here. Its fruit are good for cooking with. I also have Red Sentinel, but it seems to get scabby, its my least favourite. I cut it down last summer, but it is growing from the base...maybe it will be better...but I shall probably remove the stump. In my first garden we grew Golden Hornet which has big yellow fruit that persist well. Its a really popular one, but for me...a bit inelegant.

1 Dec, 2019

 

Thanks Bathgate. Yes, we call all the Cornus Dogwoods too. They are extremely popular here. And absolute musts for the winter garden. Would look stunning in the snow!

1 Dec, 2019

 

Perfect thanks Karen, I will study them, I knew you would know.

1 Dec, 2019



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