Cornus

Flowering Dogwood Tree (Cornus)
Other Names - Dogwood.
Origins
Native to Eastern USA & Canada.
Type
Perennial (deciduous).
Hardiness (see References, below - Zones 5-8.
Bloom
Late Winter, Spring, Summer.
Height
30ft (approx. up to 10m).
Cultivation
Semi-shade, rich moist, acid soils.
Propagation
By seeds, softwood cuttings (take late Spring or early Summer), by grafting in sheltered (greenhouse) conditions, in Winter.
Other
Highly decorative tree with either ivory or pale pink blooms.
Wood of this tree is very hard. In the past, it was often used to make tools, such as fork teeth, golf club heads or butchers blocks. etc.
Dogwoods' extracts were also used in medicinal remedies such as tonics for tension headaches, indigestion, diarrhea or vomiting.
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