CORNUS

Commonly known as Cornel, Dogwood

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.

Grown for their showy bracts, elegant habit, fruits and colourful autumn leaves.

The 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
  • Evergreen
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
  • Ground cover
    These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree
    Small tree

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CORNUS canadensis

CORNUS canadensis

Bunchberry, Creeping dogwood

attractive ground cover with a profusion of white flower bracts

 
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COLOURED STEMMED DOGWOODS

CORNUS alba

CORNUS alba

Red-barked dogwood

green leaved dogwood which is happiest in wet or boggy conditions, red bark in winter

 
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CORNUS alba 'Aurea'

CORNUS alba 'Aurea'

Golden dogwood

leaves greenish-yellow turning golden yellow in autumn, red stems

 
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CORNUS alba 'Elegantissima'

CORNUS alba 'Elegantissima'

Silver variegated dogwood

margined and mottled white

 
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CORNUS alba 'Kesselringii'

CORNUS alba 'Kesselringii'

Dogwood

brownish black stems

 
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CORNUS alba 'Siberian Pearls'

CORNUS alba 'Siberian Pearls'

Dogwood

profuse white berries tinged with blue

 
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CORNUS alba 'Sibirica'

CORNUS alba 'Sibirica'

Westonbirt dogwood

bright red stemmed dogwood

 
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CORNUS alba 'Sibirica Variegata'

CORNUS alba 'Sibirica Variegata'

Dogwood

silvery white edged leaves

 
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CORNUS alba 'Spaethii'

CORNUS alba 'Spaethii'

Golden variegated dogwood

golden variegated foliage

 
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CORNUS sanguinea

CORNUS sanguinea

Common dogwood, Dogberry

greenish with red flushed stems and purple autumn colour

 
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CORNUS sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'

CORNUS sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'

Common dogwood, Dogberry

branches orange-yellow and red in winter, an attractive new cultivar

 
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CORNUS stolonifera 'Flaviramea'

CORNUS stolonifera 'Flaviramea'

Yellow-stemmed dogwood

yellow stemmed dogwood which makes an excellent bog plant

 
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FLOWERING DOGWOODS

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CORNUS alternifolia 'Argentea'

CORNUS alternifolia 'Argentea'

Green osier, Pagoda dogwood

one of the very best silver variegated shrubs which is sadly slow growing and difficult to propagate

 
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CORNUS capitata

CORNUS capitata

Bentham's cornel, Himalayan dogwood

greenish-white flowers red strawberry fruit

 
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CORNUS controversa

CORNUS controversa

Giant dogwood, Wedding cake tree

cream flowers, black fruits and rich purple-red autumn colour

 
Medium
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