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Cornus sanguinea

Common Name(s):
Bloodtwig dogwood
Cultivar(s):
Winter Flame, Midwinter, Winter Beauty
Categories:
Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

Suckers freely to form a colony; not a specimen plant; use in mass plantings; easy to transplant; fibrous roots; very adaptable

Height:
6-15 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple, dull, dark green leaves; 1.5-3 in. long; blood-red to greenish-purple fall color; sun-exposed stem color is red
Flower:
Dull white flowers in May to early June; flat-topped cyme; 0.25-in. purplish-black fruit in fall
Zones:
4-7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Loose, unkept floppy habit; spreading rounded top; multi-stemmed; dense, twiggy habit
Width:
6-15 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow to moderate
Leaf:
1.5-3 in. simple, opposite leaves; blood-red fall color
Tags:
birds, small tree, deciduous, fall color, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 1508

Cornus sanguinea Cornus sanguinea
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Cornus sanguinea Cornus sanguinea
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Cornus sanguinea Cornus sanguinea
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Cornus sanguinea Cornus sanguinea
Peter Burch, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0
Cornus sanguinea Cornus sanguinea
Peter Burch, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0
Cornus sanguinea Cornus sanguinea
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Cornus sanguinea Cornus sanguinea
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Cornus sanguinea Cornus sanguinea
Peter Burch, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0