Bloodtwig Dogwood Cornus sanguinea

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Cornus sanguinea

Family:

Cornaceae

Genus:

Cornus

Species:

sanguinea

Common Name:

Bloodtwig Dogwood

Seeds Per Pound:
8,937
Quantity:
0.02 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
19
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
8-10 feet
Collection Locale:
Kiev, Ukraine
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 0.02 lb
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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 1/4 inch 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...