Derain — is one of the gardener’s favorite plants. That it may be a permanent backdrop of the garden, thanks to stable decorative, perform a leading role at a time when there is a pause of flowering and decorative neighboring counterparts. No other shrub not combine so many positive qualities!
Derain is beautiful in the summer, due to the decorative foliage and abundant flowering in winter, because he shoots and bright berries, which lies snugly snow. In the summer, even in the gloomy weather, variegated dogwood bushes, as if by magic, converted the most different corners of the garden in the bright and sunny. He is unpretentious to the conditions of existence, can grow in the sun and in partial shade, decorative well tolerated haircut, it is used to create hedges, in free groups and even solitaire. In order not to have to hassle Derain, you need to know some features of this plant.
Full name — white dogwood (Cornus Alba), popular name — «svidina» sometimes «Dogwood». Other bad winter in our conditions.
Height of adult plant up to 3 m. The branches of the coral-red or red-brown, upward. Young shoots, usually with a bluish tinge.
Leaves broadly acute apex, dark green on top, bottom lighter, up to 10 cm long. In the fall, they acquire krasnofioletovy color.
The flowers are small, with a diameter up to 5 cm, white, gathered in dense semi-globular inflorescence. It blooms very profusely in May — June and sometimes again in September. On one bush can see a beautiful sight: berries and flowers at the same time. It begins to bloom and bear fruit with two, three years of age.
If the form does not cut the bush, the plant is laid bare at the bottom and looks messy.
In the nursery, you can find species such as the Canadian dogwood, dogwood men. Experimenting with their planting is possible, but their hardiness and resistance is inferior to white Derain. Do not despair, because the white dogwood includes great wealth of varieties that can be grown safely in his garden. The main decorative form for use in our conditions, including 20 varieties, we will try to demonstrate in this article.
O. Pupasova-Maximov, a landscape architect.