Kesselringii Purple Dogwood Plants

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General Info Shrub
Shade Partial Shade
Soil Acidic, Wet
Type Hedging
Ornamental Autumn Colour

Cornus alba Kesselringii

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60/80 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £4.32Out of Stock£3.46Out of Stock£3.02Out of Stock£2.81Out of Stock£2.59
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Cornus Alba Kesselringii - Purple Barked Dogwood

Cornus alba Kesselringii is a vigorous shrub with fabulous deep purple, almost black, young bark rich green foliage that turns a deep wine red in autumn. very dark bark does not sound the most exciting, but planted in a group with other dogwoods such as Cornus stolonifera Flaviramea (golden-green stems) and Cornus alba Sibirica (bright red bark) then Cornus alba Kesselringii makes the most stunning winter display. Breathtaking when there is snow on the ground. To add to all that, the stems are much loved by flower arrangers. So it is usually hard pruned as a specimen shrub, but it can be used in a mixed hedge if you like a bit of drama. It prefers a sunny spot and is suitable for any soil but will grow happily in a bog. Cornus alba Kesselringii will reach 3 metres.

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Cornus alba Kesselringii plants are delivered bareroot during winter (Nov-April). Their height is measured in centimetres above the ground (the roots & pots aren't measured).

History & uses of Kesselringii Dogwood: 

This variety was bred at the start of the 20th century and is a flower arranger's favourite.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.


Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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