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Dogwood

Cornus spp.

Also known as

Cornel

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Dogwood Overview

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

Seed

Cuttings

By hardwood cuttings in winter.

Layering

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.