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A tree used by Native Americans as antipyretic and laxative, and by Western herbalists as an appetite stimulant, and to treat renal and hepatic disease
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In his descriptions of places far and near, many outside of the average American's purview, ranging from a besieged city in Bosnia, to a hidden path in a Taiwanese park, to Tolstoy's country house in Russia, to a castle in Slovakia, to a blossoming dogwood at daybreak in Seattle, the reader's understanding of the world will flourish as well.
There are many things to consider, including temperature range and insect pests to which particular dogwood candidates may be susceptible," says Olsen.
It is also a good idea to plant tall daffodils amongst the dogwoods, as this will give a contrast of colours.
Birch Ghost bramble Eucalyptus Dogwood Corkscrew hazel Willow and dogwood work well together
TIP OF THE WEEK: If you have the determination to create an acidic soil environment, try planting a shade-tolerant dogwood (Cornus sp.
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In terms of maintenance, dogwoods need to be pruned hard, within two or three buds of the base, in early spring to guarantee vivid new shoots in the coming winter.
A new species of dogwood discovered in North Carolina has been named in honor of native son and artist Bob Timberlake, a life member of AMERICAN FORESTS.
Dogwood blossoms, intermingled with redbud sprays, have long characterized the hillsides and woodlands of central Mississippi come spring, but no dogwood yet seen in the country, some think, can compare with the aging wonder of a specimen that still blooms on an old residential street near downtown Magee.
Especially at Calaveras, where everyone goes to see the sequoias, the dogwoods are almost more stunning in their subtle grace and delicacy, appearing like lacework around the bases of the giant trees.
Be careful not to injure the bark it provides an easy entry point for dogwood borer larvae.