Cornus sanguinea
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Cornus sanguinea

bloodtwig dogwood
female cornel
common dogwood

  family cornaceae 
  genus cornus 

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Genus  Cornus Species  sanguinea Variety  Cultivar  Common names  bloodtwig dogwood   female cornel   common dogwood Family  CORNACEAE Specimen number  S4720 Data source  GrUnFr p94;MedPl p193
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  astringent   febrifuge Medicinal parts  Bark Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The fruit is unpalatable but is useful for cross-pollination with Cornus mas. Cornus sanguinea has been used in traditional herbal healing as either an astringent or a febrifuge. Herbal remedies are only prepared from the bark.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts unpalatable but is useful for cross-pollination with Cornus mas Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Cornus sanguinea is self fertile.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Cornus sanguinea is deciduous in nature.

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