Dogwood Leaves

It's too easy to be seduced by the beautiful flower colour of spring rhododendrons and summer roses. Let's give the trees in the Dog-Path garden the praise they deserve - like this slow growing Cornus (or Dogwood) with beautifully variegated foliage.

 What beautiful variegations on these leaves!
Dogwood Tree Leaf

The back of the Dog Path Garden, where this Dogwood lives, is a very leafy garden. There are some regulation rhododendrons nearby, who are already as big as this slow growing tree. The coloured Cornus leaves brighten up the spring and summer, and the autumn colours are spectacular.

Cherokee Sunset

My records claim that the above tree leaf is a Cornus Cherokee Sunset. It has beautiful red colours in autumn (or fall).

 Typical colours of autumn.
Autumn Dogwood Leaves

Some words of gardening encouragement to all my Dogwood trees - I don't mind if you're growing slowly. Get a good root system, ignore the pushy rhododendrons and hebes (I'll prune them back, I promise) and be as slow as you like! Hopefully I've got all the time in the world...