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Cornus alba - 'Aurea' (Golden Dogwood)

Cornus alba - 'Aurea' (Golden Dogwood)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer early), Golden Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Cornus alba - Cultivation Notes

The hardy cornus will flourish in most soil types, including wet / chalky soils. Cut back coloured stems to ground every 2-3 years. Prefers full sun.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Cornus alba:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Tolerates permanently wet soil
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Cornus alba

  • Invasive/spreading root growth
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Cornus alba:

  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting

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Common Missspellings: Kornus, Kornes, Cornis, Cornes, Kornis, Cornas, Kornas

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