Barlow Nurseries

Growers of trees, shrubs and hardy herbaceous perennial garden plants near Newport, Shropshire

Cornus alba ‘Westonbirt’ AGM

Usually prescribed for those who want to add some winter colour to their garden – the bare stems are a vibrant red – Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’ AGM also looks pretty good through autumn – its leaves turn a lovely muted maroon, and contrast wonderfully with its white berries.

Cornus Westonbirt autumn shades and berries

Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’ AGM – we’ve got a bit of a soft spot for Westonbirt arboretum, so we we prefer the C. a. ‘Westonbirt’ synonym

For best winter colour the stems should be pruned hard each spring;  all of them, to ground level.  They’ll regrow at staggering speed, and be ready with a full flush of post office red stems for the following winters display.

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