Tree following, February 2017 – the plot dogwood

tree-following-feb17-plot-dogwood-3This dogwood (cornus) has grown up on the plot during in the ten years that I’ve had it. I let it remain and grow as it’s in a good position near the the top, north-west corner, and provides all-year round interest.  I keep it pruned to about six foot high.

 

I’ve never been quite sure which variety it is, but possibly a cornus alba var. sibirica.

 

 

tree-following-feb17-plot-dogwood-2As you can see at this time of year it has no leaves so that the red branch ends can be clearly seen, and contrast well with the older light buff coloured bark.

 

Thanks, to Pat, The Squirrelbasket, for hosting Tree following.

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9 Responses to Tree following, February 2017 – the plot dogwood

  1. Christina says:

    Do you use the cut stems for anything, pea sticks for example?

  2. Liz says:

    I love dogwoods. Yours is very pretty (even without leaves) because of the red branch tips.

  3. menhir1 says:

    I take it, you did not inherit the bush. Does it have many uses?

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  5. nikkipolani says:

    The stems at the RHS link are very very red and more bushy than upright. It’ll be interesting to see how yours matures.

    • Flighty says:

      Nikki I think that if I’d kept cutting the stems right back each year mine would look like that rather than being the small tree it now is. Yes I agree, it will. xx

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