These are deciduous shrubs and trees which are suitable for small gardens. This genus has about 45 species; some are perennials. The leaves are simple, and smooth with prominent veins. The flowers are usually green-yellowish or a dull purplish.
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.