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Cornus florida (Red Stemmed Dogwood)

Type Tree, Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Compact Rounded Tree, Architectural Form
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Summer early), Medium green Foliage
Care N/A
Hardiness N/A
Growth N/A
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Cornus florida - 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 florida:

  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Cornus florida:

  • Added winter interest from attractive bark or stems
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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

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