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Cornus alba Elegantissima, very decorative red twigs in winter.
The Cornus alba Elegantissima or Red-barked dogwood Elegantissima is a very decorative deciduous shrub with a bushy and erect habit. Attractive all year round, it seduces in spring and summer with its bright variegated foliage, gray-green edged with silvery white, which turns golden yellow when autumn comes and becomes spectacular in winter when its supple twigs take little color. a bit of a beautiful bright red.
Rapidly growing, the Cornus alba Elegantissima can reach 2 m to 2.50 m in height for a width of 2.50 m, it is a species which is perfectly suited to the creation of hedges. It can also be used in beds or isolated. From April until June, it offers discreet white honey flowers, gathered in a highbush, which give way to small bluish fruits.
Very resistant and vigorous, the Red-barked dogwood Elegantissima is not demanding and tolerates any type of soil. Even if it supports dry ground, it prefers it to be cool and exposed to the sun or partial shade. To promote the growth of young, more colorful branches, you will cut back the older branches to the ground.
Associated with evergreen shrubs, the flamboyant red twigs of the Red-barked dogwood Elegantissima will happily illuminate your garden during the winter period!
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