Dogwood

Cornus sanguinea

Common Name:
Dogwood
Scientific Name:
Cornus sanguinea
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family (Vernacular):
dogwood family
Family (Scientific):
Cornaceae
Longevity:
Status1:
Native
Soil Moisture:
Star Rating:
Flowering:
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Height:
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Species Description

Dogwood is a small broad-leaved shrub, usually grown for its shining black berries and striking red stems in the winter, when the leaves have fallen. The creamy white flowers appear in the spring and it is a very hardy shrub that will grow well in moist soils, even when sunlight and water are in short supply.

Habitat Advice

A light pruning or shaping can be carried out in the autumn or early spring.