Plant Catalogue – Shrubs

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CORNUS – Large group of plants from shrubs to small trees, for sun and shade in well drained to moist soil.

Cornus alba AureaC. alba  ‘Aurea’ AGM Bright golden yellow leaves in spring turn to yellowish green then brighter yellow in autumn, deciduous. Height and Spread 2 to 2.5 metres.  Prune out some shoots every other year to ensure new growth for the best stem colour. D

C. alba  ‘Elegantissima’ AGM  White edged grey-green leaves turning pinkish in the autumn, deciduous. Rich red stems in the winter.  Height and Spread 2 to 2.5 metres. Prune out some shoots every other year to ensure new growth for the best stem colour. D

Cornus alba GouchaltiiC. alba  ‘Gouchaltii’  Green and golden yellow variegated leaves, often pink tinged in autumn, deciduous. Red stems in winter. Height and Spread 2 to 2.5 metres.  Prune out some shoots every other year to ensure new growth for the best stem colour. D

Cornus alba Ivory HaloC. alba IVORY HALO ‘Bailhalo’ White edged grey-green leaves turning pinkish in the autumn, deciduous. Rich red stems in the winter.  Height and Spread bushy compact shrub1 to 1.5 metres. Prune out some shoots every other year to ensure new growth for the best stem colour. D
Cornus alba KesselringiiC. alba  ‘Kesselringii’  Small clusters of white flowers fairly insignificant. Very dark purplish-black stems in winter, purplish green leaves, deciduous. Height and Spread 2.5 metres. Prune out some shoots every other year to ensure new growth for the best stem. D

C. alba  ‘Sibirica’ AGM (Also known as C.a. ‘Westonbirt’) Insignificant flowers sometimes followed by berries. Mid green leaves, pinkish in the autumn, deciduous. Brilliant crimson stems in winter. Height and Spread a medium sized shrub 2 to 2.5 metres. Prune out some shoots every other year to ensure new growth for the best stem colour. D

C. alba  ‘Sibirica Variegata’ White edged grey-green leaves turning pinkish in the autumn, deciduous. Crimson stems in the winter.  Height and Spread 2 to 2.5 metres. Prune out some shoots every other year to ensure new growth for the best stem colour. D
C. alba  ‘Spaethii’ AGM  Green and golden yellow variegated leaves, often pink tinged in autumn, deciduous. Red stems in winter. Height and Spread 2 to 2.5 metres. Prune out some shoots every other year to ensure new growth for the best stem colour. D
Cornus alternifolia ArgenteaC. alternifolia ‘Argentea’ AGM Small  slightly distorted green leaves with a regular silvery-white margin, deciduous.  Height and Spread a dense bush very slowly growing to 2.5 to 3 metres.  A sheltered site in part shade or sun. SH
C. canadensis White bracts in June are followed by red fruits. Small oval green leaves, often crimson pink in autumn, deciduous. Height 0.15 metres, a suckering ground covering plant. Spread 0.6 metres. Requires partial shade and moist, humus rich, acidic soil. G
Cornus controversa VariegataC. controversa ‘Variegata’ AGM Small cream flowers in May. Bright green leaves with broad white margins, deciduous. Height slow growing to 3 to 4 metres, tiered branches. Spread 2 to 2.5 metres.
Cornus Eddies White WonderC. ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’ AGM Large white bracts in May and June. Mid green oval leaves, often red and purple in the autumn, deciduous. Height 3 metres plus. Spread 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Humus rich soil in sun or part shade. Will not grow on shallow chalk soils. SH
C. florida White flower bracts in May. Green leaves turning red in the autumn, deciduous. Height slow growing to 2 to 3 metres. Spread 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Humus rich soil, best in part shade. Will not grow on shallow chalk soils. SH
Cornus florida RubraC. florida f. rubra SH  Pink to red flower bracts in May. Green leaves turning red in the autumn, deciduous. Height slow growing to 2 to 3 metres. Spread 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Humus rich soil, best in part shade. Will not grow on shallow chalk soils. SH
 C. florida ‘Rainbow’
Cornus florida SunsetC. florida ‘Sunset’ Red bracts in May. Yellow and Green variegated leaves, flushed pink in spring and red in the autumn, deciduous.  Height slow growing to 2 metres.  Spread 1 to 1.5 metres. Humus rich soil, best in part shade. Will not grow on shallow chalk soils. SH
Cornus kousaC. kousa White bracts in June often followed by strawberry-like fruits. Oval, dark green leaves often turn purplish in autumn, deciduous. Height and Spread 2 to 3 metres. Moist well drained acid soil in a sheltered site. SH
C. kousa var. chinensis AGM Large white bracts in June followed by Strawberry like fruits.  Green leaves, rich bronze and crimson autumn colour, deciduous. Height 3 metres.  Spread 1.5 to 2 metres. Moist well drained soil in sun or part shade. SH
C. kousa ‘Gold Star’  Flower heads of white bracts in June often followed by strawberry like fruits. Oval, glossy, dark green leaves with a central splash of yellow, the centre turns red and the edge purple in the autumn. Height and Spread about 2 to 3 metres. Acid soil. SH

C. kousa ‘ Miss Satomi’ AGM F(was known as ‘Satomi’)lower heads of deep pink bracts, in June often followed by strawberry-like fruits. Oval, dark green leaves turn deep red-purple in autumn, deciduous. Height and Spread 2 to 3 metres. Moist well drained acid soil in a sheltered site. SH

 C. kousa ‘White Giant’

Cornus mas flowers C. mas Masses of small, spidery, yellow flowers in February followed by, cherry like, edible fruits.  Green leaves turn reddish purple in the autumn, deciduous.  Height About 3 metres.  Spread 1.5 to 2.5 metres.  Moist well drained soil in sun or part shade. D
Cornus mas AureaC.. mas ‘Aurea’ Masses of small, spidery, yellow flowers in February followed by, cherry like, edible fruits.  Soft yellow leaves often reddish in the autumn, deciduous.  Height About 3 metres.  Spread 1.5 to 2.5 metres.  Moist well drained soil in sun or part shade. D
C. mas ‘Variegata’ AGM Masses of small, spidery, yellow flowers in February followed by, cherry like, edible fruits.  Green leaves broadly margined creamy-white, deciduous. Height large shrub to small tree 2 to 2.5 metres. Spread 1.5 to 2 metres. Moist, drained soil sun/part shade. D
C. ‘Norman Hadden’ Creamy white bracts, appear in June and turn deep pink in July. Large crops of hanging strawberry like fruits in autumn. Mid-green leaves, red autumn colour, deciduous sometimes semi-evergreen in mild winters.  Height 3 metres.

C. nuttallii  Large, white bracts, appear in June and July. Mid-green leaves, yellow sometimes red autumn colour, deciduous.  Height 4 metres plus.  Spread 2 to 3 metres. Humus rich soil in sun or part shade. Will not grow on shallow chalk soils. SH

 C. nuttallii ‘Monarch

C. sanguinea Greenish, red flushed stems and rich purple autumn colour. Fruits are black and bitter to taste. Height up to 2.5 metres. Spread 1 metre. Will tolerate most soils. D  

C. sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ Greenish leaves turn orange-yellow in autumn. Twigs turn bright orange-yellow in winter. Height up tio a metre. Spread 1 metre. Occasionally suffers damage in hard winters.
Cornus seu Flavarimea flowersC. sericea Flavarimea’ AGM   Bright greenish-yellow, young shoots in winter. Oval, mid green leaves, deciduous. Height up to 2.5 metres.  Spread a suckering shrub 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Prune out some shoots every other year to ensure new growth for the best stem colour. Sun or part shade in a moist well drained soil. D
C.  sericea ‘Kelseyi’ Mid green leaves on reddish stems, deciduous. Height a dwarf suckering shrub, 0.6 metres. Spread forms a thicket 1 to 2 metres across. Moist, well drained, soil in full sun. D
Cornus sericea White GoldC.  sericea ‘White Gold’ AGM Bright greenish-yellow, young shoots in winter. Oval, mid green leaves, edged creamy white, deciduous. Height up to 2.5 metres. Spread a suckering shrub 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Prune out some shoots every other year to ensure new growth for the best stem colour. Sun or part shade in a moist well drained soil. D