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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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Cornus alba Sibirica is probably the best of the red-stemmed dogwoods and looks stunning alongside the yellow-stemmed Cornus stolonifera Flaviramea.
When he mapped their natural habitats, he found that macaques once ranged almost everywhere where compound-fruited dogwoods grow.
I removed quite a few pine trees, especially those that were crowding hardwood trees or over-shading hollies, dogwoods, and red-cedars.
The oak woods where many dogwoods grow were hard hit.
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.
SET your winter garden alight with the glorious rich orange, red and yellow stems of the dogwood, Cornus Midwinter Fire.
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.
New dogwoods are not an everyday occurrence," Caroline Domenig says.
Estes brought many little dogwoods in from the woods at Westville, one at a time, and, one by one, the sprouts all died.