Four dog­woods that have colour­ful stems

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Cor­nus alba ‘Aurea’

In ad­di­tion to red win­ter stems, the green­ish-yel­low leaves of golden dog­wood light up the gar­den and turn gold in au­tumn.

Cor­nus alba ‘Kes­sel­ringii’

Pur­ple-black stems and a good show of pur­ple au­tumn leaf tints add drama to the gar­den. Un­der­plant and back with bright fo­liage to avoid a ‘black hole’ in the bor­der.

Cor­nus alba ’Siberian Pearls’

Good for red win­ter stems, and also a show of bluetinged white berries and red­dish-pur­ple leaf tints in au­tumn.

Cor­nus sericea ‘Flavi­ramea’

Vig­or­ous stems of bright yel­low-green make a good con­trast to red and or­angestemmed dog­woods. For con­tain­ers, choose shorter C.s. ‘Kelseyi’.

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