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CORNUS officinalis

Commonly known as Japanese cornel

FLOWERING DOGWOODS

Peeling bark and small yellow flowers in late winter
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  • Deciduous - ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves to 10cm (4in) long, turning red-purple in autumn
  • Height - 5m (15ft)
  • Spread - 5m (15ft)
  • Tall Shrub - vigorous, spreading shrub with rough, flaking brown bark. Produces flowers in loose clusters 2cm (¾in) or more across before the leaves. Produces edible oblong berries.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - anthracnose
  • Place of origin - China, Korea, Japan
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • 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
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - tolerates a wide range of soils
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Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (15ft)
 

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