Irish wildflowers sitemap More: Trees

White Dogwood
Cornus alba
Family: Cornaceae

Flowering: May-July. Deciduous shrub. Introduced.

Umbels of small creamy-white flowers, appearing after leaves.
Fruit is round, white-cream in colour. Leaves are opposite, green, turning deep reddish in autumn. Larger leaves have 6 or 7 pairs of lateral veins. The winter bark of first year twigs is usually bright-red. Does not sucker extensively. Height: To 3m.

Often planted but a very infrequent garden escape. Introduced.

Similar: Dogwood, C. sanguinea has black fruit.


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