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Flowering dogwood
Cornus mas

An unusual tree, with small yellow flowers in mid-winter, red fruitlets in summer, and tinted autumn foliage.
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Growing


Flowering dogwood
Cornus mas
Gardening skillBeginner
AwardsRHS AGM (former)
Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
Attractive fruit
Attractive foliage
Growth habitSpreading / Flat-topped
Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
SunlightTolerates shade
PruningDo not prune
Growth rateSlow
Site conditionsWindy site
WildlifeAttractive to birds
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Identification


Flowering dogwood
Cornus mas
Flowering monthFebruary
Leaf colourGreen
Leaf colour - autumnMultiple tints
Fruit colourRed
Annual cycleDeciduous
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