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Cornus sanguinea/Bloodtwig Dogwood

Cornus sanguinea / Cornus sanguinea
Attractive pinkish-yellow stems with red twigs in winter
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Attractive pinkish-yellow stems with red twigs in winter

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Scientific Name: Cornus sanguinea
Common Name: Bloodtwig Dogwood
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Comments: Has a rangy, unkept appearance, but its showy stems are a redeeming factor. Does not suffer from as many disease problems as do other dogwoods. Birds eat the berries. Can be planted as a single specimen or in mass plantings.