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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
red-barked dogwood white dogwood
white-berried dogwood Tartarian dogwood Tatarian dogwood
Cornus tatarica Swida alba
Cornus can be deciduous shrubs or trees, or creeping, woody-based perennials, some with brightly coloured young stems. Tiny flowers are borne in dense clusters, sometimes with showy bracts. Many have fine autumn colour
C. alba is a vigorous, suckering shrub with red stems, conspicuous in winter, and dark green foliage which takes on red or orange autumn tints. Flat heads of inconspicuous, creamy flowers in late spring and early summer are followed by bunches of small, white berries
E & N Asia
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Will grow in most soil conditions; tolerates partial shade but colours best in sun
Propagate by hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Banks and Slopes
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 7
Pests Generally pest free
May suffer from cornus anthracnose diseases
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