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Cornus officinalis
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Cornus officinalis


Description:  Vigorous, spreading, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub or small tree with rough, exfoliating, brown bark and ovate dark green leaves that turn red-purple in autumn. Yellow flowers are produced in loose umbels, followed by edible bright-red fruits.

Cornus Growing Tips: Thrives in fertile, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil. Unsuitable for shallow, chalky soils.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 3m x 3m

General attributes

Text Green Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Scented foliage Scented foliage
Flowering month - January Flowering month - January
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife