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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

CORNUS

Commonly known as Dogwood

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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
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height - 6m (20ft)
  • Spread - 5-6m (16-20ft)
  • Tree - 4 wide bracts 10cm (4in) across surrounding a small flowerhead. Does not produce fruit.
  • 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 - - disease-resistant variety bred at Rutgers University, New Jersey.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - western 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 -
6m (20ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  5-6m (16-20ft)
 

Buy Varieties of CORNUS

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CORNUS canadensis

CORNUS canadensis  >


Commonly known as: Bunchberry, Creeping dogwood.
attractive ground cover with a profusion of white flower bracts
Multibuy
individually £14.50 each, 3+ £12.00 each, 10+ £11.00 each
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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
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each
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CORNUS alba 'Aurea'  AWARD

CORNUS alba 'Aurea'  >


Commonly known as: Golden dogwood.
Leaves greenish-yellow turning golden yellow in autumn, red stems
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CORNUS alba 'Elegantissima'  AWARD

CORNUS alba 'Elegantissima'  >


Commonly known as: Silver variegated dogwood.
Margined and mottled white
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each
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CORNUS alba 'Kesselringii'

CORNUS alba 'Kesselringii'  >


Commonly known as: Dogwood.
Brownish black stems
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each
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CORNUS alba 'Siberian Pearls'

CORNUS alba 'Siberian Pearls'  >


Commonly known as: Dogwood.
Profuse white berries tinged with blue
Multibuy
individually £14.50 each, 3+ £12.00 each
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CORNUS alba 'Sibirica'  AWARD

CORNUS alba 'Sibirica'  >


Commonly known as: Westonbirt dogwood.
Bright red stemmed dogwood
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each
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CORNUS alba 'Sibirica Variegata'

CORNUS alba 'Sibirica Variegata'  >


Commonly known as: Dogwood.
Silvery white edged leaves
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each
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CORNUS alba 'Spaethii'  AWARD

CORNUS alba 'Spaethii'  >


Commonly known as: Golden variegated dogwood.
Golden variegated foliage
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each
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CORNUS amomum 'Blue Cloud'

CORNUS amomum 'Blue Cloud'  >


Commonly known as: Dogwood.
Purple stems give good winter colour. Blue berries in late summer-autumn
Multibuy
individually £14.00 each, 3+ £12.00 each

CORNUS sanguinea

CORNUS sanguinea  >


Commonly known as: Common dogwood, Dogberry.
greenish with red flushed stems and purple autumn colour
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each
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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
Multibuy
individually £14.00 each, 3+ £12.00 each
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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
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
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
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

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
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CORNUS controversa 'Gosia'

CORNUS controversa 'Gosia'  >


Commonly known as: Giant dogwood, Wedding cake tree.
Tiered branches and leaves variegated yellow tinged with pink
£52.50 each
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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
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Large £60.00 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 elliptica 'Empress of China'

CORNUS elliptica 'Empress of China'  >


Commonly known as: Dogwood.
(syn. 'Elsbry') - graceful evergreen. Profuse, creamy white bracts
£35.00 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
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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 £60.00 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 £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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 £60.00 each
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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 £60.00 each
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CORNUS florida 'Red Giant'

CORNUS florida 'Red Giant'  >


Commonly known as: American boxwood, Flowering dogwood.
Large deep pink bracts tipped with white
Large £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CORNUS florida rubra

CORNUS florida rubra  >


Commonly known as: American boxwood, Pink dogwood.
Flushed pink or red
Large £60.00 
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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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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock

CORNUS hongkongensis

CORNUS hongkongensis  >


Commonly known as: Hong Kong dogwood.
Glossy dark green leaves are coppery-red when young. Cascades of flowerheads with creamy-white bracts
£30.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CORNUS kousa

CORNUS kousa  >


Commonly known as: Japanese dogwood.
White bracts
Small £20.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £40.00 
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