A picture of a Dogwood

Dogwood

Cornus 'Ivory Halo'

Also known as

Cornel

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Dogwood Overview

These are deciduous shrubs and trees which are suitable for small gardens. This genus has about 45 species; some are perennials. The leaves are simple, and smooth with prominent veins. The flowers are usually green-yellowish or a dull purplish.

How to propagate Dogwood

Layering

Propagate from seed or rooted layers struck in a moist sand-peat mixture.

Seed

Cuttings

By hardwood cuttings in winter.

Other uses of Dogwood

Grown for their flowers, foliage or brightly coloured winter stems and can be used for flower arranging.