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botanical name:
Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'
Cornus alba 'Kesselringii' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Dogwood, Tatarian Dogwood
family:  Cornaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 2.40m
width: 1.50m
growth rate:
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: white
stem/bark: purple
main season: Winter
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 3 to 8
Distinctive blackish-purple shiny stems. The dark purplish colouring also extends through to the otherwise green leaves, especially in spring. Good Autumn colour. Vigorous grower.

Very hardy and robust. Adaptable to many soils even poorly drained clay.
Prune in late winter, either removing about a third of the oldest stems or cutting back all stems every 3 or 4 years.

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