Cornus Winter Beauty

 

An upright, deciduous shrub with oval, mid-green leaves turning deep-red in autumn. Its young shoots are orange-yellow with bright red tips throughout winter. Small creamy white flowers are produced in early summer. Will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

 

 

Plant in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

 

General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.