Along the main path in the Azalea Walks before the Play
The winter stems of Salix alba (yellow stems) and Cornus alba
(red stems) deliver fantastic colour throughout the winter months
and contrast well to make a magnificent display.
Both are pruned annually, in early spring, to promote the
growth of young stems which carry the best colour.
Cornus alba (Red Barked Dogwood) was first introduced into
Britain in 1741 from Siberia.
Salix alba (White Willow) is a European native. The common name
comes from the colour of it's leaves.