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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 - large, glossy leaves to 12cm (5in) long turn yellow, orange and purple in autumn.
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - purple centres
  • White
  • Height - to 6m (20ft)
  • Spread - to 4m (13ft)
  • Tree - produces bracts to 15cm (6in) across followed by strawberry-like fruits on older specimens.Tree produces flowering buds at an early age
  • 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
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - freely produces bracts which last up to 3 weeks
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - garden origin. USA. Dr. E. Orton.
  • 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 -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil

Buy Varieties of CORNUS

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CORNUS kousa 'Samaritan'

CORNUS kousa 'Samaritan'  >


Commonly known as: Japanese dogwood.
Variegated with creamy-white and green foliage
Large £65.00 each 
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CORNUS kousa 'Satomi'  AWARD

CORNUS kousa 'Satomi'  >


Commonly known as: Japanese dogwood.
Deep pink bracts. Leaves turn deep purplish-red in autumn
Large £65.00 each 
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CORNUS kousa 'Wolf Eyes'  AWARD

CORNUS kousa 'Wolf Eyes'  >


Commonly known as: Japanese dogwood.
Stunning trailing white leaves which are tinged pink when young and unevenly mottled with white and a hint of yellow along the leaf edges
Large £65.00 each 
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CORNUS kousa var chinensis

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Commonly known as: Chinese dogwood.
White flushed pink
Small £20.00 each 
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Large £40.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

CORNUS kousa var chinensis 'China Girl'  AWARD

CORNUS kousa var chinensis 'China Girl' >


Commonly known as: Chinese dogwood.
Very large creamy-white bracts in late spring. Red and purple autumn colour and exfoliating bark
Large £65.00 each 
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CORNUS kousa var chinensis 'Milky Way'

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Commonly known as: Chinese dogwood.
Prolific flowerer with white flowers and grey-green leaves turning red in autumn
Large £65.00 each 
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CORNUS mas

CORNUS mas  >


Commonly known as: Cornel, Cornelian cherry.
Small yellow flowers on naked twigs in February
£14.50 each 
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CORNUS mas 'Aurea'  AWARD

CORNUS mas 'Aurea'  >


Commonly known as: Cornel, Cornelian cherry.
Leaves suffused a delicate yellow especially in spring, fading later
Large £40.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

CORNUS mas 'Variegata'  AWARD

CORNUS mas 'Variegata'  >


Commonly known as: Cornel, Cornelian cherry.
A very rare variegated form with leaves that appear more white than green
Large £40.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

CORNUS 'Norman Hadden'   AWARD

CORNUS 'Norman Hadden'  >


Commonly known as: Chinese, Japanese dogwood.
A small spreading tree which is a hybrid between C.capitata and C.kousa. Four taper-pointed creamy-white bracts in June
Small £20.00 each 
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Large £65.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

CORNUS nuttallii 'Ascona'

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Commonly known as: Pacific dogwood.
Orange, red or purple foliage in autumn. Large white bracts sometimes flushed pink
Large £65.00 each 
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CORNUS officinalis

CORNUS officinalis  >


Commonly known as: Japanese cornel.
Peeling bark and small yellow flowers in late winter
£25.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large £60.00  

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