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Dogwood

Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'

Also known as

Tatarian Dogwood, Red-Barked Dogwood 'Elegantissima'

Cornus alba Elegantissima A by Wouter Hagens (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Dogwood Overview

The cultivar Elegantissima is less vigorous compared to the species it was developed from, Cornus alba. This species is well suited to garden planting. Deciduous shrub has large, ovate green-grey foliage edged in white that turn shades of yellow, orange and red in the autumn. Bare winter stems are coloured orange-yellow and red. Produces flat, dense clusters of creamy-white flowers which develop into white berries.

How to propagate Dogwood

Layering

Propagate from seed or rooted layers struck in a moist sand-peat mixture.

Seed

Special features of Dogwood

Autumn colour

Hedge plant

Other uses of Dogwood

Ornamental, fruit, hedging, border. Spring interest.