Trees and shrubs

Dogwood: a remarkable shrub


The dogwood is a beautiful shrub that offers a pretty bloom and beautiful foliage, especially in autumn.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Cornus
Family : Cornaceae
Type : Shrub

Height
: 5 to 12 m
Exposure : Sun, partial shade
Ground : Ordinary, humus

Foliage
: Deciduous (some persistent species) -Flowering : April to June

Among dogwoods, there are as many shrubs as there are small trees, but they never exceed a few meters in height.

The largest species of dogwood such as the cornus florida or cornus kousa will still reach 6-7 meters maximum while the smallest such as the cornus alba will not exceed 2 meters in height.

Dogwood plantation

The dogwood or horned tree is best planted in autumn in order to promote rooting before winter and a good recovery in spring.

Purchased in a jar or container, you can also plant in spring taking care to water, especially at the beginning and in hot weather.

Whichever dogwood you choose, everyone loves them rather sunny situations.

  • He loves the sun but dreads places that are too hot
  • Dogwood dreads too dry soils
  • Follow our advice planting trees.

Dogwood pruning and maintenance

Resistant up to -20 °, it is also very resistant to most climates and therefore very easy to maintain.

The dogwood naturally takes a very beautiful port throughout its development. Pruning should therefore only be done if you need to reduce the antlers.

  • No pruning is therefore absolutely necessary.
  • However, if you want to balance the branches, wait until the end of flowering.

Note that dead wood should be removed as you go.

All you need to know about dogwood

The dogwood is a very beautiful tree that offers a spectacular bloom in the spring and early summer.

  • Its small size makes it the ideal tree for small spaces.

It is easy to maintain although some pests can become invasive such as the cochineal.

Genre horned is made up of 30 to 50 species of trees and shrubs, some with evergreen foliage and others with deciduous foliage

Called dogwood (or sometimes cornelier) it takes on very pretty colors throughout the year and in the fall and will quickly become one of the most beautiful trees in your garden.

You can install it in isolation where its foliage and silhouette will be highlighted, but also in a free hedge next to evergreen trees.

Finally, for a pink color bloom, choose it cornus kousa "satomi", which is the only one to have this particularity.

You will thus enjoy beautiful pink flowers in the spring as well as wonderful hues in the fall.

Finally, note the Cornus canadensis, as in the photo, an excellent summer-flowering ground cover shrub.

Cornus alba, a remarkable dogwood

The cornus alba, also called white dogwood is one of the most popular, especially for its leaves spotted with white, and for its bark colored red, yellow or white in winter.

If its white bloom is not its main asset, although bees appreciate it, one will wait until winter has shed its leaves to admire its beautiful bark.

Its growth is rapid and will quickly reach 2 to 3 m in height.

If you want to give your cornus alba even more color, cut them down at the end of winter to cause many ramifications.

Smart tip about dogwood

A mulching helps maintain the moisture dogwood needs in hot weather, especially during its early growing years.

Video: How to prune a dogwood tree with the Tree Buddha 002 (October 2020).