Cornus sanguinea

Native Dogwood (Conbhaiscne)

This once rare native shrub or small tree is now widely planted due to its ability to grow almost anywhere. Creamy-white flowers in late spring, followed later by small purple-black fruit. Its leaves turn reddish-purple in autumn and hold on to colourful reddish stems throughout the winter. For best stem colour and to keep it in check, prune in late winter, either removing about a third of the oldest stems or cutting back all stems every 3 or 4 years.

Site: Tolerates inland exposure
Soil: Preferably lime, tolerates damp
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Season of Interest: Spring flowers, Autumn berries and foliage, Winter stems
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height: 10ft (3m) Spread: 8ft (2.5m) if unpruned

Type | Size: Bareroot | 2-3ft
Price
€3,50
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