Winter Dogwood

Cornus alba 'Aurea'

Winter Dogwood - Cornus alba 'Aurea'

Common Name: Winter Dogwood
Genus: Cornus
Species: alba
Cultivar: 'Aurea'

The latin Cornus means ‘horn’, in this case referring to the hard nature of the wood. Alba refers to the white flowers this plant produces. Aurea refers to its golden yellow leaves.

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting bark, Provides winter colour

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 3.00 m (300 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A hardy shrub that produces eyecatching rich crimson stems in winter.

Prune hard in Spring to within 3-4 buds of the base of the plant (sometimes this can be just 4-5in from soil level) for best winter stem colour.

Wild distribution in Northern temperate areas.


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