Plant For February | Dogwood

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I really love the beautiful colour stems in the winter months. They are a real feature of a winter garden.

Bright red stems of Cornus Dogwood
White berries and variagated leaves of Cornus Dogwood

Where to plant

They can be planted in either sun or shade, but fair best in partial shade. Dogwood can grow fairly tall (3-8m), so look great planted at the back of borders surrounded by a selection of seasonal bedding.

Special care

To keep them looking their best, they like to be pruned every 2nd year. Prune 2/3rds to keep colour vibrant.

Bright yellow stems of Cornus Dogwood

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