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Cornus Genus

Dogwood

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Cornus genus (Dogwood). 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.

Characteristics

Woody perennials, Deciduous, Shrubs or Trees

Other common names

Cornel

Origin

United States

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers, foliage or brightly coloured winter stems and can be used for flower arranging.

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy, and will need sun or semi-shade with fertile, well drained soil.

Propagation

Propagate from seed or rooted layers struck in a moist sand-peat mixture, or by hardwood cuttings in winter.

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