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Plant of the Month – January

The Winter Garden in early March. The low winter light accentuates the crimson, orange and silver white of winter stemmed dogwoods, Cornus alba Sibirica, Cornus sanguineaMidwinter Fire and Betula utilis var. jacquemontii. Look more closely and you will see carpets of perennials, grasses and heathers.
The Winter Garden in early March. The low winter light accentuates the crimson, orange and silver white of winter stemmed dogwoods, Cornus alba Sibirica, Cornus sanguinea. Midwinter Fire and Betula utilis var. jacquemontii. Look more closely and you will see carpets of perennials, grasses and heathers.

Cornus sanguinea Midwinter Fire

Few plants can have such a dramatic effect in winter than Cornus Midwinter Fire, a shrub that without pruning would grow to 3-4 metres. Given a sunny situation where not too dry, and pruned annually in early spring Midwinter Fire will make a striking show from November until the end of March. The slender stems are orange at the base, suffusing to deep crimson at the tips creating from a distance a blazing fire, equally as showy on dull winter days as in sun.

Cornus sanguinea Midwinter Fire
Cornus sanguinea Midwinter Fire

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