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CORNUS alba 'Kesselringii'
Red-barked Dogwood


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:: Cornaceae :: CORNUS :: alba :: 'Kesselringii'
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Main asset

Very hardy shrub, suitable in all soils.


Short pruning in late winter promotes vigorous growth and well colored branches

Dogwood with purple bark, very visible in winter. In spring appear ovoid leaves, broad, brown green. Flowering of white umbels takes place in April. It is followed by bluish berries. The foliages turns red in autumn.

  • Uses: Shrub beds, mixed hedges

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: schrubby
  • Height: 1.80 m x 1.80 m (6 ft x 6 ft)
  • Growth: medium to fast
  • Flowering period: April-May
  • Époque de fructification : summer

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : purple
  • Foliage shape: ovoid
  • Foliage colour: dark green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: red
  • Flowers shape: umbels
  • Flowers colour: cream white
  • Forme des fruits : berries
  • Couleur des fruits : bluish


  • Soil type: all
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 35 °C (-31 °F - USDA zone 3b)