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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:
Chinese Dogwood (Cornus kousa), small white flowers in May - June, red foliage in the autumn.
Chinese 'Satomi' Dogwood (Cornus kousa 'Satomi'), remarkable pink blossom in May-June, Its foliage takes on beautiful red tints in the autumn.
Cornelian Cherry Dogwood (Cornus mas), early bright yellow blossom in February - March, high nectar producing, edible bright red berries in summer.
Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida), superb star shaped blossom at the beginning of spring, red foliage in the autumn.
Japanese Cornel Dogwood (Cornus officinalis), yellow blossom, abundant and scented as early as February, edible berries.
Red Barked Dogwood (Cornus alba), The young bright red branches are very decorative in winter. Creamy white flowers in May and June.
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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