Cornus is a genus often known by the name Dogwood, there are around 51 deciduous or evergreen perennial shrubs and trees. Some are woody perennials and this genus is typically grown for its attractive colourful foliage, which displays good autumn colour, the dramatic bracts surrounding the flowers, the sometimes edible fruits and their general growing habit. It contains popular species, some of which are widely cultivated and bred to produce various commercially used cultivars.
How to propagate Dogwood
By hardwood cuttings in winter.
Propagate from seed or rooted layers struck in a moist sandy mixture.
Other uses of Dogwood
Grown for their flowers, foliage or brightly coloured winter stems and can be used for flower arranging.