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DeciduousBroadly oval to ovate, often slightly twisted leaves. Young leaves have a burgundy tint, turning green in summer and to brick-red in autumn.
Shades of pinkAll shades of pink through to Carmine (red)Deep pink
Tall ShrubSpreading habit. Produces greenish flowers to 2.5cm (1in) across, larger than usual, with bracts to 5cm (2in) or more long and losse clusters of red, inedible berries in autumn
Hardy - cold winterHardy 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 sunshelter from cold winds
CORNUS florida 'Red Giant'
Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesAnthracnose.Place of originEastern North America.
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(see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilHumus-rich.Neutral to acid soil
Tree ShapeRounded to broadly spreading
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