Bloodtwig Dogwood Cornus sanguinea - Thelycrania sanguinea

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Botanical Name:

Cornus sanguinea







Common Name:

Bloodtwig Dogwood

Seeds Per Pound:
1.2 lb
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Germination Test Type:
8-10 feet
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In Stock: 1.2 lb
  • Cornus sanguinea

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10 gram (~ 140 seeds)
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 120 days, cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* The common dogwood, Cornus sanguinea, is a species of dogwood native to most of Europe and western Asia, occurring north to southern England and southern Scandinavia, and east to the Caspian Sea. It is widely grown as an ornamental plant.

The stems are greenish, red, or purplish, fall color may be blood red, suckers to form large colonies, very adaptable to sun or shade, flowers dull white, native to Europe.
* Many frugivorous passerines find them irresistible, and prefer them over fruits grown by humans. The plant is thus often grown in organic gardening and permaculture to prevent harm to orchard crops, while benefitting from the fact that even frugivorous birds will hunt pest insects during the breeding season, as their young require much protein to grow.
* The seed contains 45% of a non-drying oil, it is used in soap making and lighting. A non-drying oil is also obtained from the pericarp, it is used for lighting.
* The straight woody shoots produced by the plant can be used as prods, skewers or arrows. The prehistoric archer known as Ötzi the Iceman, discovered in 1991 on the border between Italy and Austria, was carrying arrows made from dogwood. more...
* good quality charcoal is obtained from the wood, the wood also makes an excellent fuel. more...
[ edit ] Description It is a medium to large deciduous shrub , growing 2–6 metres (7–20 ft) tall, with dark greenish-brown branches and twigs. The leaves are opposite, 4–8 centimetres (2–3 in) long and 2–4 centimetres (0.8–1.6 in) broad, with an ovate to oblong shape and an entire margin; they are green above, slightly paler below, and rough with short stiff pubescence. The hermaphrodite flowers are small, 5–10 millimetres (0.2–0.4 in) diameter, with four creamy white petals, produced in clusters 3–5 centimetres (1–2 in) diameter, and are insect pollinated. The fruit is a globose black berry 5–8 millimetres (0.2–0.3 in) diameter, containing a single seed . [ 1 ] The berries are sometimes called "dogberries".
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Physical Characteristics  Cornus sanguinea is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft 10in). It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen in September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. and can grow in very alkaline soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist soil.
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