10 years to reach maturity
This vigorous, upright, then spreading shrub produces young shoots which turn bright red in winter. Leaves are oval, pale yellow-green, turning red or orange in autumn. Flat, star-shaped flowerheads of cream-white flowers appear in late spring and early autumn, followed by round, white, occasionally blue tinted fruits.
How to propagate Dogwood
Propagate from seed or rooted layers struck in a moist sand-peat mixture.
Other uses of Dogwood
Banks, ornamental bark, fruit, hedging, border. Summer/Winter interest.