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Rubus thibetanus 'Silver fern' with white stems amongst Cornus sanguinea 'Winter Beauty' and Cornus alba 'Sibirica

Rubus thibetanus 'Silver fern' with white stems amongst Cornus sanguinea 'Winter Beauty' and Cornus alba 'Sibirica

Cynara cardunculus, or cardoon, is also known as an artichoke thistle. It is a member of the sunflower family, and is native to Mediterranean climes. The giant coarse toothed leaves are architectural in form, and incredibly dramatic. A lot of that drama comes from the fact that those leaves are a very bright silvery gray. These silver leaves, in the right light, have a decidedly metallic cast.

Cynara cardunculus, or cardoon, is also known as an artichoke thistle. It is a member of the sunflower family, and is native to Mediterranean climes. The giant coarse toothed leaves are architectural in form, and incredibly dramatic.

Species of Rubus for winter decoration with amazing coloured stems.  1 - Rubus tibetannus, 2 - Rubus tibetanus Bramble, 3 - Rubus occidentalis, 4 - Rubus phoenicolasius, 5 - Rubus saxatilis, 6 - Rubus biflorus, 7 - Rubus cockburnianus Goldenvale.

Species of Rubus for winter decoration with amazing coloured stems. 1 - Rubus tibetannus, 2 - Rubus tibetanus Bramble, 3 - Rubus occidentalis, 4 - Rubus phoenicolasius, 5 - Rubus saxatilis, 6 - Rubus biflorus, 7 - Rubus cockburnianus Goldenvale.

Rubus cockburnianus 'Goldenvale'

Alan Down's visit to the winter gardens of Sir Harold Hillier Arboretum describing plants that looked good, pruning, growing tips, good plant combinations