Cornus sanguinea   Dogwood C DD N

Cornus snaguinea

This is a reasonably common native in the hedgerows of Southern England but here in the North it mostly occurs as a Parks and garden escape. The famous characteristic of this plant is its red bark which is decorative enough for it to be grown in parks for its winter appearance. The leaves are veined and oval and the fruits, green at first turn to purplish black.

C. sanguinea is very common in England and east Wales but records quickly decrease as you go north into Scotland. It is not common in Ireland.

Hedgerow in Breckland 18th June 2005

Added on 18th October 2005, updated 6th December 2008, updated 20th March 2010, updated Se3 4th May 2010

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