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Cornus sanguinea - Common Dogwood

Cornus sanguinea is a species of dogwood growing to a maximum height of approximately 4 metres. It has a bushy, upright form with green ovate leaves turning deep red in autumn. green flowers with white bracts bloom in springtime, black berries in autumn and young reddish shoots in winter create year-round interest. Cornus sanguinea is an easy to grow plant, commonly used in mixed hedges and woodland under planting. It is great for wildlife and a favourite of birds and bees. Best grown in full sun or partial shade, thrives on chalky soils.

Plant Profile

Name: Cornus sanguinea

Common Name: Common Dogwood

Family: Cornaceae

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