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Bloodtwig Dogwood - Cornus sanguinea (latin)

Areas of origin: Europe, indigenous to France.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 4 m, width up to 4 m (13').
Foliage: Deciduous.
Type of soil: All.
Hardiness: Hardy to -23°C.
Exposure: Full sun.


Properties and uses:
The branches become a beautiful red colour in winter and are very decorative. White flowers in May and June. Plant alone or within a mixed hedge. Little black fruits are produced which are enjoyed by the birds.

List of Cornus:
Japanese Cornel Dogwood (Cornus officinalis), yellow blossom, abundant and scented as early as February, edible berries
Chinese Dogwood (Cornus kousa), small white flowers in May - June, red foliage in the autumn
Red Barked Dogwood (Cornus alba), small creamy white flowers in May - June, bright red stems in winter
Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida), superb star shaped blossom at the beginning of spring, red foliage in the autumn
Cornelian Cherry Dogwood (Cornus mas), early bright yellow blossom in February - March, high nectar producing, edible bright red berries in summer
Wedding Cake Tree (Cornus Controversa Variegata), Magnificent variegated green and off white foliage that will take a red tint in the autumn. It has a spreading shape and an extremely sculptural aspect. Abundant blossom from May to June.

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