Japanese Dogwood – Cornus officinalis

$3.15

Spectacular flowers, shiny red fruits and vibrant autumn colour.

As a bonsai this species is suited to informal and slanted styles and like other dogwoods this species is usually grown for its magnificent flowers, bright red fruits and beautiful foliage colour in autumn.  

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As a bonsai this species is suited to informal and slanted styles and like other dogwoods this species is usually grown for its magnificent flowers, bright red fruits and beautiful foliage colour in autumn.  

Bonsai Location

Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Beginner

Bonsai Styles

Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk

Bonsai Size

Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants

In the Garden

The Japanese Dogwood is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 10m. It takes a picturesque; multistemmed form with low branches and an oval to round habit. Clusters of short stalked yellow flowers with drooping bracts appear on the naked stems early spring. The overall effect is spectacular. 1.5cm shiny edible red fruit form in clusters in autumn. The leaves of the tree turn a beautiful purple colour in late autumn.

Propagation

It is frost tolerant and will grow in a variety of soils including clay soils, alkaline soils and acidic soils and will thrive in full sun or partial shade with relatively minimal care.

Common Name:Japanese Dogwood
Scientific Name:Cornus officinalis
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 10
Climate:Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Yellow
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:5-10m
Tree Full Width:5-10m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants
Growing Information

In the Garden

The Japanese Dogwood is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 10m. It takes a picturesque; multistemmed form with low branches and an oval to round habit. Clusters of short stalked yellow flowers with drooping bracts appear on the naked stems early spring. The overall effect is spectacular. 1.5cm shiny edible red fruit form in clusters in autumn. The leaves of the tree turn a beautiful purple colour in late autumn.

Propagation

It is frost tolerant and will grow in a variety of soils including clay soils, alkaline soils and acidic soils and will thrive in full sun or partial shade with relatively minimal care.

Product Details
Common Name:Japanese Dogwood
Scientific Name:Cornus officinalis
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 10
Climate:Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Yellow
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:5-10m
Tree Full Width:5-10m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants