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Cornus Dogwood For Sale

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Cornus Questions

1. Can you get dogwood trees in NZ?

Yes, you can get dogwood trees in New Zealand. The most common type is the American dogwood (Cornus florida). This tree is known for its beautiful spring flowers, which come in a variety of colors, including white, pink, and red. They also have attractive autumn foliage, which turns shades of red, orange, and yellow.

Another popular type of dogwood grown in New Zealand is the Japanese dogwood (Cornus kousa). This tree is similar to the American dogwood, but is more cold-hardy and has a longer flowering season. They also have larger flowers and bracts than American dogwoods.

In addition to the American and Japanese dogwoods, there are a number of other dogwood species that are grown in New Zealand. These include the strawberry dogwood (Cornus capitata), the Chinese dogwood (Cornus chinensis), and the European dogwood (Cornus sanguinea).

When choosing a dogwood tree for your garden, it is important to consider the desired height and spread of the tree. If you are unsure which dogwood variety is right for you, simply ask The Plant Company! We’re here to help.

2. Which is the best Cornus?

The best Cornus is the one you like and that suits your garden and climate! There are many different types of dogwood trees and shrubs, each with its own unique beauty and characteristics.

If you are unsure which dogwood variety is right for you, it is a good idea to consult with The Plant Company. We can help you choose the best variety for your specific needs and conditions.

3. Is Cornus the same as dogwood?

Cornus is the scientific genus for dogwood trees and shrubs, so yes, they are the same. There are over 60 species in the genus Cornus, which are native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. They are popular due to their beautiful spring flowers, which come in a variety of colours, including white, pink, and red. They also have attractive autumn foliage, which turns shades of red, orange, and yellow.

4. What season is best to plant dogwood tree?

The best time to plant a dogwood tree is during winter or spring. This is because it can establish before summer. Autumn planting is also fine if the tree can be watered during dry periods.

Here are some tips for planting a dogwood:

Once your dogwood tree is planted, be sure to water it regularly, especially during its first year. Fertilise the tree in the spring with a balanced fertilizer such as

With proper care, your tree will thrive!

5. What is a Cornus capitata?

Cornus capitata, also known as strawberry dogwood, Himalayan dogwood, or evergreen dogwood, is a small evergreen tree native to the Himalayas and western China. It is a popular ornamental plant, and is grown for its attractive foliage, flowers, and fruit.

Strawberry dogwoods have glossy green leaves with fuzzy undersides. In spring, it produces clusters of small, white flowers surrounded by large, showy bracts. The bracts are initially green, but they turn white or pale yellow as the flowers open. After flowering, the tree produces clusters of red, strawberry-like fruit.

6. Can you cut the top off a dogwood tree?

It is generally not recommended to cut the top off a dogwood tree, though it may be necessary to contain the plant. If you need to reduce the height of a dogwood, it is best to prune selected branches back to a lateral branch or the trunk. This will help to maintain the tree's natural shape and structure.

Here are some tips for pruning a dogwood tree:

7. What is the English name for Cornus?

"Cornus" contains around 30-60 species and these are generally known as dogwoods.

8. What is the lifespan of a Cornus tree?

The lifespan of a Cornus tree, also known as a dogwood, varies quite a bit depending on the specific species and growing conditions. Here's a breakdown:

General range:

9. How close to the house can I plant a dogwood tree?

The safe distance to plant a dogwood tree from your house depends on several factors:

Here's a general guideline based on mature tree height:

10. What are the best conditions for Cornus?

The best conditions for your Cornus, also known as a dogwood, depend on the specific species you have! Different types of dogwood have slightly varying preferences for soil, moisture, sunlight, and other factors. However, here are some general guidelines:




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