Cornus alba Kesselringii or White dogwood Kesselringii is a hardy shrub with very decorative dark purple almost black twigs, which in winter turn purplish brown. Particularity at the origin of its name. It has reddish foliage when breaking, which will take on a beautiful dark green hue over the seasons.
The White dogwood Kesselringii is an essential garden ornament, with its decorative bark and foliage offering a splendid purple color in autumn. In spring, it bears flowers in white and honey-bearing umbels, which will provide bluish white fruits, inedible, which birds adore.
The White dogwood Kesselringii is cold-resistant up to -20 ° C, fast growing, it reaches an adult size of 2 meters to 2.50 meters, for a spread of 2 meters. It adapts to any soil, wet, dry, neutral or limestone.
Pruning the Cornus alba Kesselringii an essential moment, because it is the young twigs that offer the most beautiful and intense colors. From the first year, at the end of winter, shorten your shrub to at least a third of its height, it will enchant you with superb new colorful branches.