Four dogwoods that have colourful stems
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’.