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Cornus officinalis

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Description

Easy to transplant when young; exfoliating brown, gray, and orange bark; difficulty to find in nursery trade.

 

Seasons of Interest:

   Foliage: Fall    Bloom: Summer, early   Fruit: Summer-Fall, red berries   Bark: Winter

Wildlife Value: Fruits are attractive to birds and plants provide nesting sites.  Members of the genus Cornus support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Gonandrena) fragilisAndrena (Gonandrena) integraand Andrena (Gonandrena) platyparia.

Insects, Diseases and Other Problems:  No serious insect or disease problems.

Cultivars:
  • Kintoki
Tags:
#bees#deciduous#fall color#birds#small tree#pollinators#bark#wildlife plant#nectar plant#cover plant#winter interest#specialized bees#nesting
Cultivars:
  • Kintoki
Tags:
#bees#deciduous#fall color#birds#small tree#pollinators#bark#wildlife plant#nectar plant#cover plant#winter interest#specialized bees#nesting
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cornus
    Species:
    officinalis
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Specialized Bees