Plant of the Month
Cornus Sanguinia 'MagicFlame'
This is a shrub that can be easily overlooked during the summer months. It comes into its own in autumn with wonderful rich buttery yellow leaves that turn to red and gold, followed by vibrant coloured stems that cheer up even the dullest of winter days. The coloured stems change from yellow to orange to bright red at the tips giving a flame-like appearance, hence the name. These shrubs look lovely used as underplanting in a woodland or in a large shrub border to bring winter colour to the garden. In summer it bears small white flowers followed by black fruits so is good for both pollinators and wildlife. This dogwood grows to 2m x 2m, is hardy and tolerant of most soil conditions.