Cheery Cornus Sericea ‘Flaviramea’
Dogwoods bring a dash of cheer to any border through the winter months. The golden-twig dog wood is a medium size shrub producing a blaze of slender greenish-yellow stems, often turning lighter through winter. The ovate green leaves on display in summer turn red and orange in autumn and the plant provides small flat cream flowerheads as well as white berries.
Dogwoods are extremely easy to grow, they will tolerate almost any garden soil and aspect. Perfect for planting now, bareroot plants are still available until the end of the month.
Vicky’s Top Tip
The secret to a good display is annual pruning. Only the young stems carry zingy colour, as they age the more faded and gnarly they become. Prune hard in March.