Salix alba 'Britzensis'

Plants to grow for colourful stems

Add a splash of dramatic colour to your winter garden, using plants with vivid stems.

Plants with vividly colourful stems really come into their own in winter, when they’re no longer obscured by foliage. Rich red dogwoods and lime-green willows look stunning on a cold winter day, especially when the sun is shining.

When choosing plants for stem colour, do check their particular care requirements. Dogwoods, for example, should be cut right back each year to produce new stems, which provide the best winter colour.

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