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.

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
    Shrubs or small trees. A few woody-based perennials. Grown for their showy bracts, elegant habit, fruits and colourful autumn leaves.
  • 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

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FLOWERING DOGWOODS

CORNUS kousa 'Samaritan'

CORNUS kousa 'Samaritan'

Japanese dogwood

variegated with creamy-white and green foliage

 
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CORNUS kousa 'Satomi'

CORNUS kousa 'Satomi'

Japanese dogwood

deep pink bracts. Leaves turn deep purplish-red in autumn

 
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CORNUS kousa 'Wolf Eyes'

CORNUS kousa 'Wolf Eyes'

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

 
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CORNUS kousa var chinensis

CORNUS kousa var chinensis

Chinese dogwood

white flushed pink

 
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CORNUS kousa var chinensis 'China Girl'

CORNUS kousa var chinensis 'China Girl'

Chinese dogwood

very large creamy-white bracts in late spring. Red and purple autumn colour and exfoliating bark

 
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CORNUS kousa var chinensis 'Milky Way'

CORNUS kousa var chinensis 'Milky Way'

Chinese dogwood

prolific flowerer with white flowers and grey-green leaves turning red in autumn

 
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CORNUS mas

CORNUS mas

Cornel, Cornelian cherry

small yellow flowers on naked twigs in February

 
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CORNUS mas 'Aurea'

CORNUS mas 'Aurea'

Cornel, Cornelian cherry

leaves suffused a delicate yellow especially in spring, fading later

 
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CORNUS mas 'Variegata'

CORNUS mas 'Variegata'

Cornel, Cornelian cherry

a very rare variegated form with leaves that appear more white than green

 
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CORNUS 'Norman Hadden'

CORNUS 'Norman Hadden'

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

 
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CORNUS nuttallii 'Ascona'

CORNUS nuttallii 'Ascona'

Pacific dogwood

orange, red or purple foliage in autumn. Large white bracts sometimes flushed pink

 
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CORNUS officinalis

CORNUS officinalis

Japanese cornel

peeling bark and small yellow flowers in late winter

 
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CORNUS pumila

CORNUS pumila

Dwarf red-tipped dogwood

dwarf, slow-growing dogwoood. New leaves are crimson contrasting with the green of older leaves. White flowers followed by black fruits

 
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CORNUS x rutgersensis 'Stellar Pink'

CORNUS x rutgersensis 'Stellar Pink'

Dogwood

vigorous grower. The flower heads have overlapping bracts which are a soft pink colour

 
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