Common dogwood

A shrub with striking red stems in the winter!
Common name : Common dogwood
Scientific name : Cornus sanguinea
Family : Cornaceae
Category : Shrubs
Type of plant : Perennial
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Cornus sanguinea - the common dogwood - is a species of dogwood native to most of Europe and western Asia, and widely grown as an ornamental plant. It is a deciduous shrub growing 2–6 metres (7–20 ft) tall, with opposite, 4–8 centimetres (2–3 in) long leaves, green above, slightly paler below with an ovate to oblong shape and an entire margin, turning orange-yellow in autumn and then fall to reveal red stems.

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5a
Height 100 - 300
pH 6 - 7

Identify my commondogwood

These dogwoods have colorful stems during the winter, on which grow opposite, simple, whole leaves. The flowering is in corymbs of small white flowers.

Plant my commondogwood

Plant from the end of autumn to the beginning of spring, in the sun, in all types of soil except very rich earth. Don't bury the base of the plant too deeply. Tamp down the earth around the roots, form a shallow basin and water until no more can be absorbed.

Mulch my commondogwood

Mulch in November each year with deciduous wood chips to protect the soil — especially for the first few years — and limit the need for weeding.

Water my commondogwood

The first month, water twice a week.

Prune my commondogwood

In March, every year, prune all the branches, just flush with the ground; this operation is called coppicing, it forces the plant to re-emit stems from its roots. If you notice that your shrub is weakened by competition from taller plants, trim it every other year.

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