Frank P Matthews
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Cornus trees, also known as Flowering Dogwoods are very hardy, beautiful trees. Both winter and spring flowering they give exceptional good value for their long flowering period over several weeks. Glowing autumn foliage and showy, long lasting fruits add to the appeal.
Cornus are tolerant of most conditions, preferring well drained, fertile soils to perform at their best.
Small tree producing a profusion of pure white bracts alongside bronze, tinted green foliage. Rich autumn colours.
Small flowering tree/large shrub with abundant creamy white flowers and showy fruit, which birds love.
A fine upright form with brightly coloured young stems. Tiny green flowers surrounded by large, white bracts.
Large creamy white bracts turn pale pink as it ages followed by red fruits in late summer. Purple-red autumn colour.
Flowers consist of four petal-like bracts with a central round boss followed by attractive strawberry-like fruits in autumn.
North American Flowering Dogwood
North American Flowering Dogwood. Dark green foliage. Pure white bracts. Rich autumn colour. Height after 10yr 4m/13ft.
Leaves turn purple and deep red in autumn. Large, rich pink flower bracts in June, followed by rosy-pink ornamental fruits.
Creamy white bracts turn pale pink as they age. Red strawberry-like fruits and bright red foliage in autumn.
Rounded tree with dark green, oval leaves turning purple in autumn. Large, white, pointed bracts in summer.
Vigorous, vase shaped tree producing large, creamy bracts. Variegated leaves turn red-purple in autumn.
Variegated white and green foliage, sometimes tinged pink in spring, then burgundy in autumn. White flower bracts.
Small, bushy tree with attractive variegated foliage and gorgeous white blooms in summer.