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Cornus florida - rubra (Dogwood)

Type Tree, Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Compact Rounded Tree, Architectural Form
Size Medium Sized Tree (3 to 8m height)
Colours Red Flowers (Summer early), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Cornus florida:

  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Cornus florida

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Cornus florida:

  • Added winter interest from attractive bark or stems
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils
If you like this plant you may also be interested in these:
trees with ornamental winter bark
architectural plants
plants for heavy clay soils

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

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