Cornus alba sibirica, commonly known as Siberian dogwood or Tatarian dogwood, is a deciduous shrub native to Siberia and other parts of northern Asia. This dogwood species is highly regarded for its striking red stems in the winter, making it a popular choice for winter landscapes.

The Appearance

A small to medium-sized deciduous tree with a rounded crown and dark green, ovate leaves. It produces stunning clusters of white, pink, or red flowers in spring.


The Produce

Dogwood produces small, berry-like fruits. These fruits are typically white or bluish-white, and while individually inconspicuous, they appear in clusters.


The Flowers

Produces large clusters of showy flowers in spring, which are often white, pink, or red.


The Leaves

The leaves have a smooth texture and prominent veins.


The Bark

The bark is smooth and gray when young, becoming more fissured and scaly with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained, acidic soils and partial shade. Commonly found in gardens, parks, and woodlands.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The flowers attract pollinators.


The Culture

Highly valued in ornamental horticulture for its beautiful flowers and attractive form.


Fun Facts

Dogwoods are known for their spring blooms and are often used in landscaping to add seasonal interest.

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