About This Plant

Common dogwood, scientifically known as Cornus sanguinea, is a deciduous shrub native to Europe and Asia. It is recognised for its distinctive red stems in the winter months, which add a pop of colour to the landscape.

The Story


The leaves are opposite, simple, and oval-shaped. The foliage is dark green during the growing season and may turn reddish-purple in autumn before dropping.


Dogwood produces small, creamy-white flowers in flat-topped clusters called cymes. The flowers typically bloom in late spring to early summer. After flowering, the plant develops small, glossy, dark purple to black berries. The berries are attractive to birds and other wildlife, making the shrub ecologically valuable.
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