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Cornus alba / Dogwood

Post  AlainK on Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:21 am

I'm not really sure what you call "dogwood", but if you English-speaking people live in a temperate environment, you must have similar bushes. Here, we call it "cornouiller".

"Cornus alba" is a spontaneous plant and there are also many garden cultivars. I have a couple of them, but the wild species is the one I prefer to work with.

This one was a "gift from the blackbirds" that I collected in the "lawn (Shocked) and put in a pot. It's about 15 cm high now (6 inches ?).

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It's particularly nice in autumn. Last year's colours :



It's small, but I like it.

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Cornus alba / Dogwood

Post  Guest on Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:53 am

Hello Alain. Very sweet little tree you have there and also free Very Happy . Our native Cornus is sanguinea and the term dogwood comes from dagwood and the very hard wood was used for daggers or skewers.

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Post  Pola on Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:30 am

Very nice! It's autumn color is so beautiful!

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Post  AlainK on Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:07 am

will baddeley wrote:Hello Alain. Very sweet little tree you have there and also free Very Happy . Our native Cornus is sanguinea and the term dogwood comes from dagwood and the very hard wood was used for daggers or skewers.

You must be right : when I first "named" it, I thoght that cornus sanguinea was the species with very red branches in winter, which is actually "Cornus alba 'Sibirica'".

And thanks for the word history, that's very interesting.

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cornus alba dogwood

Post  moyogijohn on Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:32 pm

This is a nice little tree..good find!! here the leaves are big on dogwoods but the flowers are pretty.. i never thought about bonsaing one,, something to look at.. looks good take care john

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