50 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Chinese Dogwood Overview
This large deciduous shrub or small tree produces small flower heads but large cream bracts that can be 4 to 6 cm in length. These develop into deep pink almost red fruit that look almost strawberry like. In autumn it's leaves turn a lovely red or orange colour before falling.
Common problems with Chinese Dogwood
Generally pest free but can suffer from Cornus anthracnose disease.
How to harvest Chinese Dogwood
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Chinese Dogwood
Take semi hardwood cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in late autumn/early winter.
Special features of Chinese Dogwood
Leaves turn an orange or red colour.
Flowers with showy white bracts cover the plant in summer.
Other uses of Chinese Dogwood
This low maintenance plant gives architectural interest to large borders or woodland settings.