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Red Barked Dogwood, Siberian Dogwood - Cornus alba, Cornus tatarica (latin)

Area of origin: Siberia to Manchuria.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 3m (9.8'), width up to 2m (6.6').
Foliage: Deciduous.
Soil Type: Dislikes lime.
Hardiness: Hardy to -34°C.
Exposure: Full sun.

Properties and uses:
The young bright red branches are very decorative in winter. Creamy white flowers in May and June. This beautiful shrub is equally stunning whether planted alone or within a mixed hedge, the fruits are white blue.

List of Cornus:
Bloodtwig Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea), off white blossom in May - June, red stems in winter.
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.
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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