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CORNUS florida subsp. urbiniana

Commonly known as Mexican flowering dogwood

FLOWERING DOGWOODS

Very unusual showy white bracts clasped at the tips in attractive spirals
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£55.00 each

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plant size comparison icon 5 Litre
  • Deciduous - broadly oval to ovate, often slightly twisted, bluish green leaves to 15cm (6in) long, turning red-purple in autumn
  • White
  • Height - 5m (16ft)
  • Spread - 4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub - or small tree
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F) - provide winter mulch for first few years in frost-prone areas
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - in the USA known as Magic Dogwood. Unusual in that the bracts form cages.
  • Pests & Diseases - anthracnose
  • Place of origin - eastern Mexico
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • 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 moist well-drained soil -
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Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
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