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  • Cornus alba | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Cornus alba | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Cornus alba | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Cornus alba | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & September
  • Height1.5m to 3.5m
  • Spread2m to 4m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourWhite yellow green
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Cornus alba (Red-barked dogwood). This is an upright spreading, deciduous shrub which is native to China. It will produce bright red foliage. The flowers are produced in cymes or umbels of white, yellow or green flowers which will appear in the spring, they are followed by small ornamental black fruits.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Tartarian dogwood, Dogwood

Origin

N. China

Interest and use

Banks, ornamental bark, fruit, hedging, border. Summer/Winter interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You can prune hard in the spring. They will grow in rich to average soil that is moist and well drained with full sun.

Propagation

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

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