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Dogwood Fall Colour

Small white berries feed the birds. This particular dogwood is under poplar trees. Don't seem to go as red. Maybe the red pigments are the dogwood's sunblock.

Dogwood Shelterbelt in Fall

Here, dogwood is used as a shelterbelt to slow down the snow. This one is fairly young, now about 4 years old. With time it will spread both sideways, and get taller.

Dogwood early fall colour

This is what a more mature dogwood looks like in fall.

Ivory Halo Dogwood

Elegantisima is a varaiety that has white and green leaves, along with the red bark. It doesn't grow as fast as the common dogwood.

Dogwood

Cornus

There are a bunch of different dogwoods. Most have dark red to burgundy bark, but some have bright red or even yellow bark. Most are shrubs, but some are small trees, and one is a herbaceous perennial.

Redosier Dogwood

This is the native dogwood, with a dark crimson bark. Moderately dark leaves, glorious dark red purple fall colour.

In winter the red bark adds colour to a landscape that badly needs it.

Prune to make bushy, or take the bushhog over it every 3-4 years.

Good shelterbelt species for damp areas.

Good deer distractant. (The deer can eat it instead of your garden.)

White berries are of interest to birds. Non poisonous, but don't have much taste.

Purpletwig Dogwood

This is a larger loser dogwood from southern Siberia originally. Larger looser structure.

Golden Varigated & Neon Burst.

A pair of yellow twig dogwoods. I think Neon Burst is supposed to be more compact. Both of these came with a package deal when I bought some leftover stock.

Leaf -- Dogwood

Species
Cultivar
Container
Format
Available
(# plants)
Height
(feet)
Price
($/Plant)
Dogwood, 'Kessinger's Purpletwig' #2 Std pot (6 qt) 4 3-4 ft. $20.00
Dogwood, Golden Varigated #2 Std pot (6 qt) 2 2-2.5 ft. $20.00
Dogwood, Neon Burst #2 Std pot (6 qt) 2 18-18 in. $20.00
Dogwood, Pagoda #5 Std pot (15 qt) 8 2.5-3.5 ft. $45.00
Dogwood, Red Osier #2 Std pot (6 qt) 479 2.5-3.5 ft. $20.00
Dogwood, Red Osier 1000 ml Styroblock 20 18-20 in. $6.00
Dogwood, Red Osier 125 ml plug -105 $3.00
Dogwood, Red Osier 125 ml plug 360 12-16 in. $3.25
Last Update: 2020-Jan-21


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