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Winter Stems

Winter Stems

Along the main path in the Azalea Walks before the Play Area

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.

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