Four cracking cornus
C. alba ‘Elegantissima’ Grey-green, irregularly margined leaves with white have a calming appearance. Winter stems are red.
C. sanguinea ‘Anny’s Winter Orange’ Striking stems are yellow, orange and red, 3-4ft (90-120cm) tall. Brilliant fiery leaf tints.
C. alba ‘Sibirica’ The redbarked dogwood bears red winter stems glowing coral at their tips. Up to 6ft (1.8m) tall when pruned regularly.
C. sericea ‘Flaviramea’ Expect a mass of clear limegreen stems from vigorous plants, inclined to sucker. For pots, choose C.s. ‘Kelseyi’.