Common Name: Common dogwood
Cultivar: 'Winter Beauty'
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline
Time to take cuttings: November to February
This deciduous shrub provides superb autumn colour, as well as winter interest, in the garden. The mid-green leaves turn a vibrant golden red in autumn and stunning orange winter stems have vibrant red tips. Once the leaves have fallen the beautiful orange-yellow bare stems put on a fine winter display. It will eventually make a large plant if not pruned regularly. Pruning also helps to rejuvenate plants and replace old dull stems with brighter coloured young growth. In April, cut back the stems to within two or three buds from the base.
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