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Cornus alba 'Kesselringii' (White dogwood 'Kesselringii' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'

Other names

White dogwood 'Kesselringii'

Genus

Cornus Cornus

Variety or Cultivar

'Kesselringii' _ 'Kesselringii' is a vigorous, upright, thicket-forming, deciduous shrub with purple-black winter stems and ovate, dark green leaves turning reddish-purple in autumn. Flat cymes of white flowers in late spring and early summer are followed by white fruit.


Cornus alba 'Kesselringii' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Reddish-purple in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Vine weevil Glasshouse red spider mite , Vine weevil

Anthracnose diseases Anthracnose diseases

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Cornus alba 'Kesselringii' (White dogwood 'Kesselringii' ) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in most soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Sandy, Loamy, Clay

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'

Other names

White dogwood 'Kesselringii'

Genus

Cornus Cornus

Variety or Cultivar

'Kesselringii' _ 'Kesselringii' is a vigorous, upright, thicket-forming, deciduous shrub with purple-black winter stems and ovate, dark green leaves turning reddish-purple in autumn. Flat cymes of white flowers in late spring and early summer are followed by white fruit.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Reddish-purple in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Anthracnose diseases

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cornus alba 'Kesselringii' (White dogwood 'Kesselringii' ) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in most soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Sandy, Loamy, Clay

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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