What can I plant with Cornus?

What can I plant with Cornus?

Choose woodland-origin, shallow-rooted spring-blooming perennials, like cranesbill (Geranium maculatum), sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum), dead nettle (Lamium maculatum) and astilbe (Astilbe x arendsii), rather than more aggressive woody shrubs to add more flowers when your dogwood is in bloom.

How do you grow Cornus sanguinea?


  1. Choose a full sun to partial shade position.
  2. If the soil is heavy or is not free draining add lots of well rotted compost to the area and dig it in well.
  3. It can be planted all year long if the soil is not frozen and you can water well when conditions are dry.

What type of soil do dogwoods like?

Soil: Dogwoods do best in moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil that contains organic matter.

What is Cornus sanguinea used for?

Medicinal Uses The bark is astringent and febrifuge[7]. It is used to treat fevers[254]. The leaves are sometimes used externally as an astringent[7]. The fruit is emetic[7].

What can I plant with Cornus Midwinter Fire?

This fabulous dogwood looks best planted in groups in damp areas of the garden, beside water, or in a winter border. One of our recommended plants, it’s best in full sun, and works particularly well with red or purple-stemmed varieties of dogwood.

Do dogwoods like wet soil?

In winter, the red stems contrast beautifully with snow or a gray and brown landscape. Shrub dogwoods prefer moist soils and they can tolerate standing water, seasonal flooding and clay soils.

Is Cornus sanguinea native to UK?

Dogwood is native throughout Europe, Asia and North America. It is able to grow in damp conditions but can grow in many soil types. In the UK it can be seen growing wild along woodland edges and hedgerows. It is also a popular ornamental plant and is used in gardens to provide autumn and winter colour.

How do you prepare soil for dogwood?

To loosen the soil, mix dehydrated cow manure, garden compost or peat moss (up to 1/3 concentration) into your pile of topsoil. Make sure the peat moss you get is either baled sphagnum or granular peat….Common soil amendments:

  1. compost.
  2. sand.
  3. manure.
  4. lime.
  5. peat moss.

Will dogwood grow in wet soil?

Is Cornus sanguinea invasive?

It reproduces by seed and root sprouts, which makes it effective at occupying areas of land and forming dense groves. Depending on circumstances, it can be invasive.

Is Cornus sanguinea poisonous?

Is Cornus sanguinea poisonous? Cornus sanguinea has no toxic effects reported.

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