One of the shrubby dogwoods with colored stems. The white flowers in spring are nice enough, but mostly these shrubs just help define the border between our lane and the neighbors' yard.
deciduous shrub (Z5-8)
||ordinary garden soil
|Seed ripens||late October||
|Nice fall foliage. The berries aren't so attractive, though |
|Stems are supposedly purple - I'd say burgundy is closer |
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Dave||Mar 19, 2012||The berries we get on ours are white, then begin to turn a porcelain blue color. Actually very pretty. The branches tend to bow out and look a little unruly though, but they add nice winter color. |
- Seed from AHS '01/'02 exchange. Sowed to pot outside early Feb; 20%G by mid-April
- Seed from '06 garden. Baggy with whole berries 35F (6w) - 70F (9w; no G). Nicking did not help.
Wintersowing appears to be the more successful approach.
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