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Cornus sanguinea looks spectacular when massed in shrub borders or as an informal hedge or privacy screen. Combine it with dark green or blue conifers to provide contrast and with Asters or Sedums for a great fall color show.
Many dogwood shrubs and trees are available for purchase online.
While pruning is not required, it should be noted that the best winter stem color appears on new growth. Jun 23, Dogwood trees and shrubs, some of the most popular in the country, offer an unmatched four-season display of beauty. The main attraction is the appearance of the showy white or pink flowers (actually bracts) that herald the arrival of spring.
Common name Dogwood, flowering dogwood Botanical name Cornus Group Shrub or tree Flowering time Flowering dogwoods flower in late spring to early summer Planting time October to March Height and spread m (ft) height and spread, but shrubs can be kept small by pruning Aspect Full sun to partial shade Hardiness Fully hardy to frost hardy Difficulty Easy. Dogwood shrubs let you enjoy many of the characteristics of dogwood trees on a smaller scale.
Several species native to North American produce flowers for local pollinators and berries for wildlife. Shrub dogwoods range from red osier and tatarian dogwood (the winter superstars that sport brightly colored stems) to silky dogwood and kousa dogwood that are grown for their striking flowers and.
Noted for its 4 seasons of interest, Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood) is a large shrub or small deciduous tree adorned with a rounded to flat-topped canopy and elegant horizontal or tiered branches. In spring, profuse star-like blooms, in. across ( cm), appear usually before the leaves. They consist of four narrowly pointed white bracts which surround the center cluster of tiny green.
Noteworthy Characteristics. Cornus sericea, commonly known as red twig dogwood or red osier dogwood, is an upright-spreading, suckering shrub that typically grows in the absence of pruning to ’ tall with a slightly larger stumpcutting.bar the exception of the lower midwest and deep South, this species is native to much of North America where it is typically found growing in wet swampy areas.
Oct 19, The flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is the species most people think of when the word dogwood is stumpcutting.bargh it is considered one of the favorite trees in the south, there are two other species, kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa) and Cornelian cherry dogwood (Cornus mas), which will grow in all areas of South Carolina except along the coast from Charleston to Savannah, Ga.