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Cornus (Dogwood)
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Including Cornus capitata, and Cornus sericea ‘Cardinal’

Cornus

Dogwood

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Cornus capitata  full sun  partial shade
Evergreen Dogwood
Cornus capitata Cornus capitata

An elegant, large evergreen shrub or small tree, this slow growing Dogwood is a perfect anchor for the shrubby border. Handsome, curved leathery leaves with light green veins provide a pleasing texture and turn bronze in the winter months. Buttonlike flower heads surrounded by creamy yellow bracts precede the long lasting, prominent, pinkish red strawberry-shaped fruit that appears in November and can be brought inside as a colorful complement to holiday greenery.

Blooms June

Size: 16' 0" high x 8' 0" wide; hardy to zone 8.


Cornus capitata (S-0364)
Each $14.00
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Cornus sericea ‘Cardinal’  full sun  partial shade
Red Osier Dogwood
Cornus sericea Cardinal

With common names like Hart’s Rouges, Kinnikinnik and Shoemack, who would expect this North American riparian native to be a vibrant beauty igniting the winter landscape? ‘Cardinal’ sculpts an unflappable, extremely cold-hardy multi-stemmed shrub that has a lot to offer: fiery red-hued stems in winter, flat-topped clusters of petite white flowers in spring, creamy white summertime fruit, and dark green deciduous foliage manifesting a purple-red fall display.

Beloved by gardeners, birds and the azure butterfly, the Red Osier Dogwood prefers rich, somewhat moist soil, but tolerates a variety of sites and can be ensconced near Acer griseum for an intriguing blend of colors and textures.

Trim roots to remove unwanted suckers and prune 30% of the old wood in early spring to stimulate brilliant new growth.

Blooms August – September.

Size: 6' 0"–8' 0" high x 6' 0"–8' 0" wide; hardy to zone 3.

Cornus sericea ‘Cardinal’ (S-0733)
Each $12.00
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