CORNUS florida

Commonly known as American boxwood, Flowering dogwood

FLOWERING DOGWOODS

North American flowering dogwood. Each flowerhead is enclosed in 4 white petal-like bracts
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CORNUS florida

 
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  • Deciduous
    Broadly oval to ovate, mid-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long turning red or purple in autumn.
  • White
    Sometimes flushed pink
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    8m (26ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Or small tree. Greenish flowers. White to pink bracts, 4-5cm (1½ - 2in) long are joined at the tips as they open. Clusters of red berries are produced in autumn.
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    shelter from cold winds.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - flowers are small and inconspicuous but the surrounding bracts in shades from pink-tinged white through to an alomost true red provide the attraction and a host of cultivars have been developed.
  • Pests & Diseases
    anthracnose.
  • Place of origin
    eastern North America.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - humus rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
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6m (20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  8m (26ft)
 

Buy Varieties of CORNUS florida

FLOWERING DOGWOODS

CORNUS florida 'Cherokee Brave'

CORNUS florida 'Cherokee Brave'

American boxwood, Flowering dogwood

New growth is a burgundy-red turning dark green with age. Flowers are pinkish-red darkening as they mature

 
Large
£65.00 each 
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CORNUS florida 'Cherokee Chief'

CORNUS florida 'Cherokee Chief'

American boxwood, Flowering dogwood

(syn. 'royal red') - foliage scarlet-red in spring and autumn, bronzy green in summer. Bracts deep ruby pink.

 
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CORNUS florida 'Cloud Nine'

CORNUS florida 'Cloud Nine'

American boxwood, Flowering dogwood

Large snowy-white bracts. Free-flowering even when young

 
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CORNUS florida 'Daybreak'

CORNUS florida 'Daybreak'

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

 
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CORNUS florida 'Rainbow'

CORNUS florida 'Rainbow'

American boxwood, Rainbow dogwood

Compact shrub with deep green leaves splashed yellow. Autumn colours pass from pink, lavender-blue and finally purple-red

 
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CORNUS florida 'Red Giant'

CORNUS florida 'Red Giant'

American boxwood, Flowering dogwood

Large deep pink bracts tipped with white

 
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CORNUS florida rubra

CORNUS florida rubra

American boxwood, Pink dogwood

Flushed pink or red

 
Large
£70.00  
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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