Dogwood Tree, Flowering Dogwood, Cornus

Origins      E. USA & Canada
Type         Perennial (deciduous)
Hardiness  Zones 5-8
Bloom       Spring - Summer
Height       30ft (approx. 10 m)

Semi-shade, rich moist, acid soils.

By seeds, softwood cuttings (take late Spring or early Summer), by grafting in sheltered (greenhouse) conditions, in Winter.

Highly decorative tree with either ivory or pale pink blooms.
The 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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