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Cornus alba 'Aurea'

Red-barked dogwood

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Colourful bark, Flowers



Skill level


Cornus alba 'Aurea'

Plant details

Cornus alba is a Siberian and Korean shrub. It is very vigorous and eventually making a large plant if not pruned regularly. Pruning helps to rejuvenate plants and replace old dull stems with brighter coloured young growth. The species has fine red stems in autumn and winter, cut down only a proportion each spring.

Family: Cornaceae

Genus: Cornus

Species: alba

Cultivar: Aurea

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour, Colourful bark, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 300cm

Spread: 300cm

Time to take cuttings: November to February

Reader reviews


Thank you for the above information re dogwood however when you say spring do you mean early spring or late spring, thank you.

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