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Cornus Alba Miracle is red-stemmed deciduous dogwood with bright pink new foliage and excellent autumnal colour. It suits woodland gardens, large well-watered plant containers and informal mixed borders.
Cornus are small trees or creeping shrubs. Cornus Alba is the red-barked dogwood that’s native to Eastern Asia from Siberia to Manchuria. The cultivar Miracle was bred by Henricus C.E.M. Verpaalen from The Netherlands and was launched in 2021.
Miracle has bright pink new foliage in spring that fades to green and cream variegation and is joined by small white flowers on its branch tips. These flowers mature to blue-black berries by midsummer. In autumn its foliage turns bright red before falling with the frosts to reveal stunning bare red branches all winter long.
This is an ever-changing shrub that suits the majority of planting schemes in countryside and urban gardens.
Height And Spread Cornus Alba Miracle Red-Barked Dogwood Miracle reaches a maximum height of 2.5 metres and spreads across 1.5 metres in 2-5 years.
How Hardy Is Cornus Alba Miracle Like the majority of dogwood shrubs, Miracle is very hardy. It can survive below zero temperatures in the UK in exposed spots if its roots are well drained. It tolerates drought once established and it’s rarely bothered by pests.
How To Use Cornus Alba Miracle This brightly coloured dogwood offers year-round interest. It’s an excellent low-maintenance shrub for a mixed border and its bright colours are strong enough to create an eye-catching stand-alone specimen shrub or tree. It copes with coastal breezes, slopes and banks, pollution-prone front gardens and a well-watered and fed balcony container. If you need a no-fuss easy grow shrub that’s interesting and undemanding Red-Barked Dogwood Miracle is a good choice.
How To Care For Cornus Alba Miracle Red-Barked Dogwood Miracle needs well-drained fertile soil in full sun or partial shade. It’s not fussy about soil types and will tolerate an exposed spot. In wildlife friendly no maintenance gardens you can leave it to spread, but most people enjoy its winter stems. For the brightest colour, cut it back hard in February or March to around a few inches. The brightest colours come from new stems.
Apply a thick layer of mulch to the roots in early spring and water it well until it’s established.