This 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.
As 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.
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