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Cornus - Dogwoods

Originating mostly in northern temperate areas, Cornus can be deciduous shrubs or trees, or creeping, woody-based perennials. While they all offer attractive flowers and foliage, some have spectacular fruit, brightly colored young stems, brilliant fall colors or striking winter bark. It is a delight to look at them, sparkling brightly as if they were winking at you.


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Cornus alba 'Kesselringii' (Tatarian Dogwood)

Noted for its striking shiny, deep purple-black stems in winter and multiseason interest, Cornus alba 'Kesselringii' (Tatarian Dogwood) is a multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub forming a thicket of dark red stems, turning dark purple in winter.

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Cornus alba 'Sibirica' (Tatarian Dogwood)

Noted for its stunning bright coral red stems in winter, award-winning Cornus alba 'Sibirica' (Tatarian Dogwood) is a medium-sized ornamental shrub with great appeal.

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Cornus alba (Tatarian Dogwood)

Noted for its colorful stems and twigs in winter, Cornus alba (Tatarian Dogwood) is a medium-sized ornamental shrub with great appeal. Rapidly-growing, adaptable to wet soils or dry soils, it enjoys spectacular decorative features

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Cornus capitata (Evergreen Dogwood)

Prized for its lovely flowers and brightly colored fruit, Cornus capitata (Evergreen Dogwood) is a bushy evergreen tree or shrub of spreading habit, forming a low canopy of ovate, leathery, dark green leaves, that may take on purplish and reddish shades in fall. In early to midsummer, showy creamy-white, petal-like bracts surrounding insignificant, true flowers are on display, contrasting nicely with the evergreen foliage. Grabbing the attention, they are followed by clusters of fleshy, strawberry-like, red berries in fall.

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Cornus controversa 'Variegata' (Wedding Cake Tree)

Graceful and spectacular, Cornus controversa 'Variegata' (Wedding Cake Tree) is a small deciduous tree with beautifully layered horizontal branches. The stems are red and the ovate green leaves are adorned with bright creamy margins. In late spring, small, creamy-white flowers appear in flattened clusters and provide a great floral show.

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Cornus kousa (Kousa Dogwood)

Cornus kousa (Kousa Dogwood) is a small, deciduous flowering tree or multi-stemmed shrub with 4 seasons of interest. In spring, a heavenly array of star-like blooms appear. They consist of four narrowly pointed white bracts which surround the center cluster of tiny yellowish-green flowers.

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Cornus mas (Cornelian Cherry)

Remarkably ornamental and adaptable, Cornus mas (Cornelian Cherry) is a deciduous shrub or small tree providing multiseason interest.

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Cornus sanguinea 'Anny's Winter Orange' (Bloodtwig Dogwood)

One of the best Bloodtwig Dogwood for vigor and winter display, 'Anny's Winter Orange' (Cornus Sanguinea) is a medium-sized deciduous shrub with incredible multiseason interest.

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Cornus sanguinea 'Magic Flame' (Bloodtwig Dogwood)

Award-winning Cornus sanguinea 'Magic Flame' (Dogwood) is a medium-sized deciduous shrub with incredible multiseason interest. In spring and summer, it bears large, ovate mid-green leaves which happily contrast with the pale orange stems.

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Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' (Bloodtwig Dogwood)

Noted for its colorful stems and twigs in winter, Bloodtwig Dogwood 'Midwinter Fire' (Cornus sanguinea) is a hard plant to beat for a colorful show in the winter garden

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Cornus sericea 'Cardinal' (Redtwig Dogwood)

Noted for its outstanding bright red winter stems, Cornus sericea 'Cardinal' (Redtwig Dogwood) is a multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub of great ornamental value in the winter landscape.

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Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea' (Golden-Twig Dogwood)

Noted for its outstanding bright yellow winter stems, Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea' (Golden-Twig Dogwood) is a multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub of great ornamental value in the winter landscape.

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Cornus sericea (Red Osier Dogwood)

Adding a pop of vibrant color in the snowy, dull months of winter, Cornus sericea (Red Osier Dogwood) is a medium-sized ornamental shrub with incredible appeal. Rapidly-growing, adaptable to most soils including wet soils, it enjoys spectacular decorative features

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Cornus sericea subsp. Occidentalis 'Sunshine' (Dogwood)

Noted for its dazzling golden foliage and outstanding bright red winter stems, Cornus sericea subsp. occidentalis 'Sunshine' (Dogwood) is a multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub of great ornamental value in the landscape.

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