50 years to reach maturity
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It is a deciduous large shrub or small tree with an upright habit. The small globular flowerheads are produced in the spring and they are each surrounded by 4 pure white bracts up to 8cm long. The leaves will often colour well into the autumn.
How to propagate Dogwood
Propagate from seed or rooted layers struck in a moist sand-peat mixture.
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.