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CORNUS

Commonly known as Cornel, Dogwood



Genus of about 60 species of mainly deciduous shrubs and small trees from grasslands, thickets, woodland, rocky slopes and swamps mainly in northern temperate areas.

Tthe species have been used as food and medicine and in manufacture of small implements and cutting boards. The wood is beautiful, fine-grained and hard.

The  "dogwood' name might have come from the "dags" (daggers, skewers and arrows) made from the slender stems. Fruits were known as "dogberries".

Two species are represented in the UK. C. mas is a widely found introduction, C sanguinea a native extending particularly on chalk as far north as the Midlands.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - shrubs or small trees. A few woody-based perennials. Grown for their showy bracts, elegant habit, fruits and colourful autumn leaves.
  • Ground cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub
  • Additional Features - Place of origin - northern temperate areas.

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CORNUS canadensis

CORNUS canadensis  >


Commonly known as: Bunchberry, Creeping dogwood.
attractive ground cover with a profusion of white flower bracts
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individually £13.50 each, 3+ £11.00 each, 10+ £10.00 each

CORNUS alba

CORNUS alba  >


Commonly known as: Red-barked dogwood.
Green leaved dogwood which is happiest in wet or boggy conditions, red bark in winter
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£13.00 each

CORNUS alba 'Aurea'  AWARD

CORNUS alba 'Aurea'  >


Commonly known as: Golden dogwood.
Leaves greenish-yellow turning golden yellow in autumn, red stems
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CORNUS alba 'Elegantissima'  AWARD

CORNUS alba 'Elegantissima'  >


Commonly known as: Silver variegated dogwood.
Margined and mottled white
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£13.00 each

CORNUS alba 'Kesselringii'

CORNUS alba 'Kesselringii'  >


Commonly known as: Dogwood.
Brownish black stems
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£13.00 each

CORNUS alba 'Siberian Pearls'

CORNUS alba 'Siberian Pearls'  >


Commonly known as: Dogwood.
Profuse white berries tinged with blue
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£13.00 each

CORNUS alba 'Sibirica'  AWARD

CORNUS alba 'Sibirica'  >


Commonly known as: Westonbirt dogwood.
Bright red stemmed dogwood
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£13.00 each

CORNUS alba 'Spaethii'  AWARD

CORNUS alba 'Spaethii'  >


Commonly known as: Golden variegated dogwood.
Golden variegated foliage
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CORNUS alba 'Variegata'

CORNUS alba 'Variegata'  >


Commonly known as: Dogwood.
Silvery white edged leaves
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£13.00 each

CORNUS amomum 'Blue Cloud'

CORNUS amomum 'Blue Cloud'  >


Commonly known as: Dogwood.
Purple stems give good winter colour. Blue berries in late summer-autumn
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CORNUS sanguinea

CORNUS sanguinea  >


Commonly known as: Common dogwood, Dogberry.
greenish with red flushed stems and purple autumn colour
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£13.00 each

CORNUS sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'

CORNUS sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'  >


Commonly known as: Common dogwood, Dogberry.
Branches orange-yellow and red in winter, an attractive new cultivar
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CORNUS stolonifera 'Flaviramea'  AWARD

CORNUS stolonifera 'Flaviramea'  >


Commonly known as: Yellow-stemmed dogwood.
Yellow stemmed dogwood which makes an excellent bog plant
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£13.00 each

CORNUS alternifolia 'Argentea'  AWARD

CORNUS alternifolia 'Argentea'  >


Commonly known as: Green osier, Pagoda dogwood.
One of the very best silver variegated shrubs which is sadly slow growing and difficult to propagate
Small £27.50 each
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Large £65.00 each
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CORNUS capitata

CORNUS capitata  >


Commonly known as: Bentham's cornel, Himalayan dogwood.
Greenish-white flowers red strawberry fruit
Small £17.50 each

CORNUS controversa

CORNUS controversa  >


Commonly known as: Giant dogwood, Wedding cake tree.
Cream flowers, black fruits and rich purple-red autumn colour
Medium £30.00 each

CORNUS controversa 'Gosia'

CORNUS controversa 'Gosia'  >


Commonly known as: Giant dogwood, Wedding cake tree.
Tiered branches and leaves variegated yellow tinged with pink
£50.00 each

CORNUS controversa 'Variegata'  AWARD

CORNUS controversa 'Variegata'  >


Commonly known as: Giant dogwood, Wedding cake tree.
Striking and very scarce slow growing variegated form with horizontal branching
Small £25.00 each
Large £80.00 each

CORNUS 'Eddie's White Wonder'   AWARD

CORNUS 'Eddie's White Wonder'  >


Commonly known as: Dogwood.
RHS Plant of the Decade 1963 - 1972. Hardy shrub producing large white bracts, good autumn colour
£60.00 each
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CORNUS florida

CORNUS florida  >


Commonly known as: American boxwood, Flowering dogwood.
North American flowering dogwood. Each flowerhead is enclosed in 4 white petal-like bracts
Large £40.00 each

CORNUS florida 'Cherokee Brave'

CORNUS florida 'Cherokee Brave'  >


Commonly known as: American boxwood, Flowering dogwood.
New growth is a burgundy-red turning dark green with age. Flowers are pinkish-red darkening as they mature
Large £55.00 each
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CORNUS florida 'Cherokee Chief'

CORNUS florida 'Cherokee Chief'  >


Commonly known as: American boxwood, Flowering dogwood.
(syn. 'Royal Red') - foliage scarlet-red in spring and autumn, bronzy green in summer. Bracts deep ruby pink.
Large £55.00 each
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CORNUS florida 'Cloud Nine'

CORNUS florida 'Cloud Nine'  >


Commonly known as: American boxwood, Flowering dogwood.
Large snowy-white bracts. Free-flowering even when young
Large £50.00 each
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CORNUS florida 'Daybreak'  AWARD

CORNUS florida 'Daybreak'  >


Commonly known as: American boxwood, Flowering dogwood.
A startling new variety, bright green leaves margined in creamy-white. In the autumn the creamy-white parts of the leaves turn pink to deep red
Large £50.00 each

CORNUS florida 'Rainbow'  AWARD

CORNUS florida 'Rainbow'  >


Commonly known as: American boxwood, Rainbow dogwood.
Compact shrub with deep green leaves splashed yellow. Autumn colours pass from pink, lavender-blue and finally purple-red
Large £50.00 each

CORNUS florida 'Red Giant'

CORNUS florida 'Red Giant'  >


Commonly known as: American boxwood, Flowering dogwood.
Large deep pink bracts tipped with white
Large £55.00 each
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CORNUS florida rubra

CORNUS florida rubra  >


Commonly known as: American boxwood, Pink dogwood.
Flushed pink or red
Specimen £50.00 each
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CORNUS florida subsp. urbiniana

CORNUS florida subsp. urbiniana  >


Commonly known as: Mexican flowering dogwood.
Very unusual showy white bracts clasped at the tips in attractive spirals
£55.00 each
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CORNUS hongkongensis

CORNUS hongkongensis  >


Commonly known as: Hong Kong dogwood.
Creamy white bracts
£30.00 each

CORNUS kousa

CORNUS kousa  >


Commonly known as: Japanese dogwood.
White bracts
Small £17.50 each
Large £40.00 
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