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Bloodtwig Dogwood
Cornus sanguinea
Bloodtwig Dogwood, winter stems of the cultivar 'Winter Beauty'
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


This shrub has potential to form thickets and pruning may be needed to keep a desirable shape.
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7 
Mature Height: 6-15 Feet
Mature Width: 6-15 Feet
Features: Creamy white flowers with an unpleasant fragrance, in flat topped clusters in late spring; purplish black fruit in late summer (often hidden by foliage); autumn color is purple to red; winter stems are a mix of green and red (not as effective as other dogwoods).
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; prefers a moist, well drained soil; tolerates alkaline soil.
Cultivars:
  • 'Winter Flame'- winter stems are orange yellow at the base and pinkish red at the ends, autumn color is yellow, 8-10 feet tall.
Mature Form: Irregular, suckers to form colonies
Native To: Europe
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Border
Foundation
Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Use for: Naturalizing.Naturalizing
Use for: Screen.Screen
Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Purple
Red
 
Additional Notes:

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